Rafael Nadal has clinched the last grand slam of the season, US Open defeating Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 and 6-1. Previously, Nadal had won the US Open in 2010, so this is his second US Open title after finishing as a finalist in the US Open, 2011.
Coming into the finals of the championship, it was very difficult to choose between the two, as they had shown ominous form, where Nadal had only lost a single set in the competition and Djokovic had lost three. No player could pose a serious challenge to Nadal en route to the finals, but Djokovic faced a tough clash against the Swiss player, Wawrinka, where the match was pushed to five sets.
After Rafael Nadal's disappointing first round exit from Wimbledon
2013, Nadal was determined to show his class in the US Open
, 2013, which he managed to do so, by winning the US Open and silencing his critics as well, if any.
Nadal himself knew the importance of this grand slam win, where he said, "It's very emotional. All my team knows what this means to me,” said Nadal, reported The Times of India website. But, it may have been an unlucky day for the Serbian Djokovic as well, who did not look at his usual best with a surprising 53 unforced errors compared to Nadal's 20. So here lies the difference.
Irrespective of the victory, Nadal showed some respect to one of the best players of the modern era stating, “Novak always brings my game to the limit. He is an amazing player. He will go down as one of the greatest in the sport,” reported the website.
Djokovic may be a tad disappointed with his performance as he lost two grand slams final in the year, 2013 – Wimbledon and US Open. Still, he has some good memories of winning the first grand slam of the season, Australian Open.