Novak Djokovic Defeats Rafael Nadal to Win the U.S. Open

Posted on September 13, 2011

Novak Djokovic defeated defending champion Rafael Nadal in four sets yesterday to win the US Open, in a four hour match. Novak had to take a medical time out because of back pain and leg cramps. Djokovic is the sixth male player to to win three major titles in one season. Novak says he feels drained emotionally and physically after all the matches. He says he has a different approach than he has before, and is playing much better.

Rafael said it was a very tough match, both physically and mentally. He seemed extremely uncomfortable talking about losing, but gamely answered reporters' questions after the press conference. Take a look: