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"Sometimes I really don't know how I am able to beat him," Nadal told a small group of reporters after his victory. "The matches are always very, very close and anything can happen."


Judged point by point -- yes. Nadal and Djokovic created points that consistently left mouths agape. But the match won't be considered up there with Federer and Nadal's 2008 Wimbledon final, Nadal made sure of that with his thumping 6-1 closing set.


Nadal is probably the best player I have ever seen at sustaining apparently mortal blows yet remaining unbowed, having proved his resilience in countless matches, especially against Federer. He knows in his armature that while anyone can ascend to stratospheric heights for a time, even the very best must come down for oxygen eventually. If they don’t, then well-played to them, but if they do . . .

All The Way Up -Extreme Western Grip
U.S. Open victory the pinnacle of Nadal's unbelievable comeback year -SI
Steve Flink: Rafa proves he is the real number 1 -TC
RAFAEL NADAL CAPTURES SECOND US OPEN CROWN -ATP
NADAL DEFEATS DJOKOVIC FOR US OPEN TITLE
Nadal Beats Djokovic to Win U.S. Open -NYTimes
Nadal Inspires Awe After His Victory -NYTIMEs with Slideshow
Rafael Nadal wins US Open after beating Novak Djokovic -Telegraph
Rafael Nadal overwhelms Novak Djokovic to win US Open championship -Guardian
US Open: Rafael Nadal completes extraordinary comeback to decisively beat Novak Djokovic -Independent
Nadal defeats Djokovic to win second U.S. Open title -SI
Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to win second US Open title -BBC
US Open 2013 final as it happened

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