Nadal tops Djokovic for US Open title, career Slam

NEW YORK (AP) -- Rafael Nadal won his first U.S. Open title to complete a career Grand Slam, beating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 Monday in a thrilling final filled with fantastic shotmaking by both men and interrupted by a thunderstorm a day after it was postponed by rain.

It's Nadal's third consecutive major championship and ninth overall.

He is the seventh man in tennis history with at least one title from each Grand Slam tournament.

Rain pushed the men's final from Sunday to Monday for the third consecutive year, and play was interrupted for nearly two hours during the second set. When they resumed, Djokovic took that set, the only one Nadal lost in the tournament.

But the No. 1-ranked Spaniard quickly took a lead in the third set and never let it go.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Dottie Location: Knoxville on Sep 14, 2010 at 02:51 PM
    We had tried to find the championship locally. What happened and why did not CBS or Channel 5 not run a ticker tape on bottom of screem saying that it would be elsewhere? And will it be rerun elsewhere? I guess on the tennis channel today??


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