Rafael Nadal wins US Open title

Nadal of Spain greets friends and family in the stands as he celebrates after defeating Djokovic of Serbia in their men's final match at the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York

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Rafa Nadal crowned his brilliant year by defeating world number one Novak Djokovic 6-2 3-6 6-4 6-1 to win the US Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium on September 9, 2013.

The triumph improved Nadal's career total to 13 grand slam wins, moving him one ahead of Australian Roy Emerson and into third on the all-time list behind Roger Federer (17) and Pete Sampras (14).

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