Found September 11, 2013 on Unathletic:

Rafael Nadal was pushed harder than he had been all tournament by top seed Novak Djokovic on Monday night, but the Spaniard leaned heavily on his titanic left arm, winning his second US Open and 13th Grand Slam title, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. [Continue Reading] Of course Nadal was pushed harder, Djoker is the #1 player in the world – but nothing sums up that statement more than the incredible 54-shot rally that took place during the second set. Absolutely incredible stamina by each guy.


Nadal’s girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello at the US Open

Rafael Nadal’s private box was full of his biggest supporters throughout his championship run at the US Open. Fans watching Rafa’s four-set win over Novak Djokovic in the finals even got several glimpses of the Spaniard’s longtime girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello, who is generally less visible than some of the other WAGs of tennis. Perello, […]

Rafael Nadal is a hit with the ladies at ESPN

Rafael Nadal is a big hit with the ladies around ESPN. Is it his looks? His accent? His glowing tan? It turns out it's none of the above, according to the latest This is SportsCenter commercial. The real answer is much sweeter.  Awesome. Some viewers were left feeling a little empty after viewing the Calvin Johnson This is SportsCenter ad, but this Nadal spot should...

Nadal adds chapter to storied rivalry

Rafael Nadal's victory over Novak Djokovic in the US Open final was the record 37th installment of the top rivalry in tennis right now -- and what is on its way to becoming the greatest in the sport's long history. So it was fascinating to hear Nadal reveal the deflating thought that crossed his mind before he faced Djokovic for the title at Flushing Meadows two years ago...

Rafael Nadal Stars In Great “This Is SportsCenter” Ad

Not surprisingly the latest ‘This Is SportsCenter” commercial is very well timed, and quite funny.  Rafael Nadal and his good looks are the star of the show and John Anderson and Bram Weinstein play back-up, the result is pure silver. If you are looking for a few more “This Is SportsCenter” commercials you can check out our top 100 list right HERE. Enjoy! [ESPN] Article...

How a loss helped Rafa regain footing against Nole

Rafael Nadal's victory over Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open final was the record 37th installment of the top rivalry in tennis right now - and what is on its way to becoming the greatest in the sport's long history. So it was fascinating to hear Nadal reveal the deflating thought that crossed his mind before he faced Djokovic for the title at Flushing Meadows two years ago...

Rafael Nadal wins US Open

(September 9, 2013) World No. 2 Rafael Nadal continued a perfect season on the hard courts when he defeated No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the final of the US Open on Monday night in Flushing Meadows 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Nadal is 22-0 on hard courts in 2013. The victory gives the Spaniard his 13th […]

Superstitious Nadal dined on same meal

Talk about a creature of habit. During his run to this year's U.S. Open title, Rafael Nadal wanted to keep his mojo going any way possible. According to Page Six , that included eating the same meal as often as he could. Nadal reportedly munched on Chilean sea bass, fried rice and noodles at Tao in Midtown on the nights he wasn't playing in the evening. That includes on...

Novak Djokovic and girlfriend Jelena Ristic talk marriage

Novak Djokovic has been together with girlfriend Jelena Ristic for several years, though the two have yet to take the next step in their relationship. Djokovic and Ristic have been together for around eight years, and Ristic is a fixture in Nole’s box during his tennis matches. The Serbian tennis player says they have talked […]

Rafael Nadal Wins 13th Grand Slam Beating Novak Djokovic at US Open

Rafael Nadal beat the official world No 1 in four sets again, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in three hours and 21 minutes, to win his second US Open and 13th career slam in his third joust with Djokovic in four years. It is a trilogy to further cement one of the enduring rivalries in sport. “Very, very emotional, no?” Nadal said after the match. “Probably only my team knows how much...

Video: Rafael Nadal stars in new SportsCenter commercial that reveals his secret

For those that may not have known, this new SportsCenter commercial shares with the world Rafael Nadal's secret weapon: Candy.

Djokovic beats Pospisil in semis

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic beat Vasek Pospisil in straight sets Friday to give Serbia a 1-0 lead over Canada in the Davis Cup semifinals. Djokovic won 6-2, 6-0, 6-4 on an indoor clay court at Belgrade Arena. Djokovic was coming off a four-set defeat to Rafael Nadal in the U.S. Open final Monday. He won 12 consecutive games midway through Friday's singles and had no problem dispatching...

Djokovic to face Pospisil in Davis Cup semifinals

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic will open the Davis Cup semifinals against Vasek Pospisil on Friday when Serbia takes on Canada. In the other singles match announced Thursday, Janko Tipsarevic will face Milos Raonic, Canada's top player. The doubles will be played Saturday and reverse singles are Sunday in Belgrade. Djokovic hopes to recover from the jet leg after losing the U.S...

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.

Novak Djokovic in His Own Words

(September 9, 2013) Novak Djokovic’s post-match news conference following his loss to Rafael Nadal in the US Open final. An interview with: NOVAK DJOKOVIC Monday, September 9, 2013 From Q. I can’t remember seeing a player play as well as you did in the third set and yet not win the set. How hard […]

Links of the Day 9/10/13

What’s this? No football today? For shame. It’s important for journalists to protect their sources. Rafael Nadal won the US Open. The tennis one. (Serena Williams won the ladies edition.) There is a new chairman of the IOC. SCOREBOARD MLB Minnesota 6, Los Angeles Angels 3 – I had tickets to this game. Well, I did back in April when it was intended to be played. Chicago 5, Detroit...
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