With US Open win, Nadal just one Grand Slam short of Sampras

by Sep 10, 2013

Rafael Nadal's victory over Novak Djokovic in the final of the US Open was his 13th title and took him past Roy Emerson the All-Time men's grand slam winners' list.

Nadal beat Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to win his second title at Flushing Meadows.

One more grand slam win will take the Spaniard to 14 titles — and equal to the record of Pete Sampras. Nadal has won one Australian Open, eight French Opens, two titles at Wimbledon and two at the US Open.

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One more grand slam win will take the Spaniard to 14 titles — and equal to the record of Pete Sampras. Getty Images

Roger Federer leads the list with 17 grand slams, having won four times in Australia, once in the French Open, seven times at Wimbledon and five times at Flushing Meadows.

This was the 37th Nadal-Djokovic clash — the most between any two men in the Open era, and Nadal has won 22. It also was their third head-to-head US Open final in the last four years. Nadal beat Djokovic for the 2010 title, and Djokovic won their rematch in 2011.

However, Nadal came into this match in stunning form. He is 22-0 on hard courts and 60-3 overall in 2013 with nine titles, including at the French Open, which made him the first man with at least one Grand Slam trophy in nine consecutive seasons.

With inputs from AP

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