September 13, 2011

Djokovic Wins First U.S. Open Title

By - Kris Fletcher

Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic won the U.S. Open for the first time yesterday, defeating rival Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-1 at Flushing Meadows.

Photo by: Mehdi Taamallah
He became the second first-time winner of the event in the span of a day after Australian Sam Stosur’s surprise victory over Serena Williams in the women’s tournament final.

Djokovic, who has been ranked #1 in the world since July, has won three out of the four grand slams this year, a feat that matches those of his closest challengers, Nadal and Roger Federer.

However, neither of those guys can lay claim to a season like the one Djokovic is currently having. He has only lost twice, and has ten tournament victories along the way.

"I've had an amazing year," Djokovic said following his Open victory, "and it keeps going."

Speaking directly to Djokovic, Nadal stated: "Obviously I'm disappointed, but what you've done this year is impossible to repeat, so well done."

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