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Nadal Blows By Djokovic For U.S. Open Crown

Rafael Nadal has delivered a dominating performance to defeat Novak Djokovic and capture his second U.S. Open tennis title and the 13th Grand Slam championship of his career.

The Spaniard lost only one set as he powered over the No. 1 ranked Serbian 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 at Flushing Meadows in New York on September 9.

Nadal dropped to his knees and wept on court after securing the triumph at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The 27-year-old Nadal, who won the French Open earlier this year, is now third on the all-time list of Grand Slam winners.

His 13 titles rank him behind only Switzerland's Roger Federer, who has 17, and American Pete Sampras, who has 14.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, AFP, and dpa