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Rafael Nadal is in the U.S. Open final after a 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-2 victory Saturday over Richard Gasquet that the Spaniard took easily despite losing serve for the first time in the tournament.

2013 U.S. Open Men’s Final preview: Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal

Monday night’s U.S. Open Men’s Final scheduled for 5 p.m. Eastern time features the world’s best two players, Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Rafael Nadal of Spain. Both players are looking to add a second Grand Slam title to their 2013 seasons. Djokovic is hoping for a seventh Grand Slam title, while Nadal is going for number 13. Nadal played two fewer sets coming in to the final...

Nadal tops Djokovic in 1 vs. 2 battle

No. 2-ranked Rafael Nadal won his 13th Grand Slam title by edging No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in a riveting US Open final filled with lengthy points and fantastic shotmaking. Nadal's victory Monday gave him a second championship at Flushing Meadows, and came a year after he missed the tournament with a knee injury. This was their 37th head-to-head match, the most...

US Open Final Odds: Nadal vs Djokovic Betting

The planet's top players will clash again in the US Open with oddsmakers making Novak Djokovic the -165 favorite to beat Rafael Nadal. Djokovic is favored despite a gruelling 5-set match Saturday against Stan Wawrinka, who has played him tough this year. Eyeing his second Grand Slam championship of the season and his 10th Grand Slam finals appearance in the last 13 Slams, Djokovic...

Nadal, Djokovic renew great rivalry

The stakes are always high, the encounters always memorable. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have built the best rivalry in tennis on a mountain of big-time matches, the likes of which they'll play Monday in the US Open final. It will be the 37th meeting of their careers -- the most times in the Open era that any two men have played. ''When you are involved in these...

No. 1 Djokovic, No. 2 Nadal nearing US Open final

It's easy to glance at the matchups in the U.S. Open men's semifinals and figure that Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be playing each other for the championship come Monday. Djokovic, after all, is seeded No. 1, and Nadal is No. 2. Djokovic owns six Grand Slam titles, Nadal 12. Each already won the U.S. Open once, with Nadal beating Djokovic in the 2010 final, and...

Rafael Nadal Defeats Richard Gasquet to Reach US Open Final

(September 7, 2013) No. 2 Rafael Nadal has moved into the finals of the US Open with a 6-4, 7-6(1), 6-2 victory over eighth seed Richard Gasquet on Saturday. Nadal will face Novak Djokovic in the Sunday final, his 18th Grand Slam final. This ties Nadal with Pete Sampras for the third most in history […]

Chances slip away for Djokovic

Novak Djokovic had his chances -- namely, three break points toward the end of the third set, any of which would have given him control of what was shaping up as a close-as-can-be US Open final. When he lost them all, any hope of lifting the trophy in New York slipped away as fast as a Rafael Nadal forehand. Djokovic fell to Nadal 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 on Monday and, instead of winning...
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