Nadal wins 13th Grand Slam title, beats Djokovic in U.S. Open final

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Spaniard defeats world number one Novak Djokovic, in four sets to claim 13th grand slam title. AP
Spain\’s Rafael Nadal has won 2013 U.S. Open tennis championship in New York, defeating number one seeded Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 Monday night.
With Spain\’s Queen Sophia among the spectators at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the 27-year-old Nadal, seeded number two, outlasted his Serbian opponent for his 13th career Grand Slam title. 
Monday\’s win, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 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 and put him one behind Pete Sampras.
In the pair\’s record-setting 37th meeting, world number two Nadal, who only returned to the tour in February following a seven-month injury layoff, took his lead over Djokovic to 22-15 as he added the US Open crown to the eighth French Open he claimed in June.
Nadal missed last year\’s U.S. Open due to a knee injury.
Monday\’s match was the 37th meeting between Nadal and Djokovic, and their third in a U.S. Open final in the last four years.
Nadal won the 2010 title, with Djokovic winning the 2011 trophy.
Source: Agencies

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