13 September 2011

Djokovic wins US Open 2011 beating Nadal in Flushing Meadows

Novak Djokovic wins the US Open 2011 title defeating Spaniard Rafeal Nadal  6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1 to lift his 4th Grand Slam, and 3rd Grand Slam this year. By this he became the 6th player in the open era to win 3 Grand Slams in a calendar year, also extending his points tally in ATP Player Rankings. He won a $2.3 million in total cash prize as well, as well his first US Open trophy.

It was a totally once sided affair, with Djokovic dominating through out the game, with lots of breaks taking place during the whole game but he was totally upto the task to capitalising on the appropriate opportunities. Nadal was really never in the loop to get any way near the toughest and the much fitter Djokovic. After a tough first set, Nadal enjoyed a relatively comfortable service game to start the second set and then managed to break his opponent with a trademark forehand down the line. But the errors returned in a truly incredible game 
three, and kept on gifting unforced errors into Djokovic's point tally.

Nadal was a differnt competitor in the third set, as he went on to win a tie breaker 3-7. Fourth set was bit of a drama as Djokovic called in the physio and also a Medical time out. Though being a part for Nadal to creep in , but did it un successfully as he went on to wrap up things 6-1.

"I'm disappointed but Novak is doing unbelievable things," said world number two Nadal. "What he did this year is probably impossible to repeat.
"I tried my best in every point. I tried to play aggressive but he made fantastic comebacks. That's tennis. I fought until last ball.
"I won a lot in the past but I have to work hard and come back stronger next year."


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