Rafael Nadal won his second career U.S. Open after defeating No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. The match took 3 hours and 20 mins, Nadal now leads the all time series between Djokovic 22-15. Nadal’s first U.S. Open title was three years ago in 2010, in which he defeated Djokovic in four sets, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2. By achieving his 13th career grand slam title, Nadal passed Roy Emerson for 3rd all time on the grand slam titles list. Nadal now only needs one more major title to tie the great Pete Sampras for the 2nd most single’s grand slam titles of all time.
After winning the U.S. Open, Nadal improved his hard court match record to 22-0 & an impressive 60-3 match record on the year. Nadal has claimed 10 of the 13 tournaments he has played in this year. Nadal has moved up from No. 5 in the world up to No. 2. Rafa has also claimed $10,438,849 dollars in prize money for the 2013 season. This is definitely one of the most historic seasons in Rafael Nadal’s career.