Rafael Nadal wins US Open title

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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, holds up the championship trophy after beating Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, during the men’s singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in New York. AP

NEW YORK, September 10, 2013 (AFP) – Rafael Nadal claimed his second US Open title and 13th Grand Slam crown on Monday when he defeated world number one Novak Djokovic, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in a lung-busting, big-hitting final.

Nadal, 27, added the 2013 trophy to his 2010 triumph, when he completed a career Grand Slam, and capped a year which has now seen him capture 10 titles and stretch his season winning record to 60 victories and just three losses.

Monday’s win also earned him a total of $3.6 million, which takes his career earnings through the $60 million mark and also edged him closer to Roger Federer’s record of 17 majors.

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  • Guest

    I don’t like him but at the level he’s playing he is destined to be the GOAT.

  • mnlmad

    Enhorabuena Rafa! Felicidades!

  • Earth.Worm.Jim

    Congratulation IDOL.

  • Ulipur

    Galing lang ng doctor ni Nadal sa tuhod. We do not know how long his knees can endure the impact of the WICKEDNESS of his brand of tennis game.

    • jayemdee_412

      I share the same sentiment. Hope Rafa stays healthy in the coming years for more grand slam championships.

  • @centaurchief

    congratulations my man, my idol! you’re destined to be the greatest tennis player of all time! with already 13-GS title, you’ll reign supreme in less than 3 years time!

    Vamos RAFA!

    • jayemdee_412

      I fully agree.

  • RomyLitz

    Now, Novak knows what it means when a number one player on the planet meets a Legend like Nadal.

    • ganda

      SAyang di ko napanood!…Congrats Rafa! I hope Balls Channel will do a replay…

  • boybakal

    I know, I just watched the play.

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