NY, NY, United States (NewsBahn) – No. 2-ranked Rafael Nadal toppled No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 Monday in a tightly contested US Open final for his 13th Grand Slam title.
The match lasted nearly 3 1/2 hours, thrilling the New York crowd with great shots by both superstars.
Nadal moved to 22-0 on hard courts and 60-3 overall in 2013 with nine championships, including the French Open title.
He has a record of winning at least one title over the last nine years.
Nadal has 13 Grand Slam wins in all, just behind Pete Sampras with 14 and Roger Federer with 17.