Rafa Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic in four sets 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to capture his second U.S. Open title Monday night in Queens. The Spaniard crushed the world’s No.1 ranked player in a match that contained a thrilling 54-shot rally.
Nadal was overcome with emotion collapsing on the court after winning the second U.S. Open of his career. He’s now third all-time with 13 major championships and only four behind his rival Roger Federer.
The Open title capped an up and down year for Nadal who won the French Open, but was eliminated in the first round at Wimbledon. Nadal seemed to be nursing nagging injuries all year, however tonight at Arthur Ashe Stadium he was all smiles.