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Djokovic Wins Men’s Tennis Final At U.S. Open

Novak Djokovic, above, wins Men's Tennis Final At U.S. Open on Monday, beating Rafael Nadal in 4 sets.

Novak Djokovic, above, wins Men's Tennis Final At U.S. Open on Monday, beating Rafael Nadal in 4 sets.

The men’s U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows in New York was won by Novak Djokovic, bringing his record for 2011 tennis matches to 64 wins and only two losses. He has been ranked as the world’s number 1 player for the men since he beat Rafael Nadal in July at the Wimbledon tennis championship. Nadal was ranked number two.

Novak Djokovic won the match 6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1, with many long rallies, on occasions more than thirty shots, a match which was exhausting to watch never mind play in, taking over four hours to complete. But despite having to take a time out for medical reasons Djokovic, a Serbian was again victorious over Nadal who was the reigning champion. This means that Djokovic has beaten the Spaniard the last 6 times they have met, something which Nadal says he is working on to overcome.

Djokovic now has three grand slam titles for this season, and despite having some back pain during Monday’s match, he showed that he is a true competitor.

For the women, it was Samantha Stosur, the Australian, currently ranked seventh who gained the upper hand over Serena Williams in the women’s final, with Stosur winning in straight sets. Williams was unhappy with the chair umpire at one stage, but Stosur played some excellent tennis to beat Williams who had been playing well during the tournament after coming back from injury.

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