Rafael Nadal captured his second US Open title when he beat top-seeded Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in Monday's final.
The win gave the second seeded Nadal, this year's French Open champion, his 13th Grand Slam title and first at Flushing Meadows since 2010.
The victory improved his career total to 13 Grand Slam wins, moving him one ahead of Australian Roy Emerson into third on the all-time list behind Roger Federer (17) and Pete Sampras (14).
Nadal, who won the 2010 US Open in the final against Djokovic and then lost their final re-match in 2011, improved his hardcourt record to 22-0 this year and his overall match record to a sensational 60-3.
Image: Rafael Nadal with the US Open trophy
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