Rafael Nadal wins US Open title


08:46 AM September 10th, 2013

September 10th, 2013 08:46 AM

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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