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Rafael Nadal reacts after a point against Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 9, 2013)

U.S. Open men's final: Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic to win the U.S. Open title Monday.

Rafael Nadal falls to the ground with emotions
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Rafael Nadal falls to the ground with emotions after defeating Novak Djokovic in the final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Rafael Nadal holds the winning trophy after defeating
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Rafael Nadal holds the winning trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic in the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Rafael Nadal hits a backhand against Novak Djokovic
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Rafael Nadal hits a backhand against Novak Djokovic in the first set of the final at the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 9, 2013)

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Rafael Nadal hits a forehand against Novak Djokovic
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Rafael Nadal hits a forehand against Novak Djokovic in the first set of the final at the2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Novak Djokovic hits a forehand against Rafael Nadal
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Novak Djokovic hits a forehand against Rafael Nadal in the first set at the 2013 U.S. Open final. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Novak Djokovic reacts after hitting a bad shot
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Novak Djokovic reacts after hitting a bad shot while playing Rafael Nadal in the final of the U.S. Open. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Novak Djokovic hits a backhand against Rafael Nadal
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Novak Djokovic hits a backhand against Rafael Nadal in the final of the U.S. Open. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Rafael Nadal hits a forehand against Novak Djokovic
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Rafael Nadal hits a forehand against Novak Djokovic in the final of the U.S. Open. (Sept. 9, 2013)

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Novak Djokovic hits a overhead shot against Rafael
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Novak Djokovic hits a overhead shot against Rafael Nadal in the final of the U.S. Open. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Rafael Nadal hits a backhand against Novak Djokovic
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Rafael Nadal hits a backhand against Novak Djokovic in the final of the U.S. Open. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Novak Djokovic reacts after a point against Rafael
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Novak Djokovic reacts after a point against Rafael Nadal during the men's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Novak Djokovic returns a shot at the net
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Novak Djokovic returns a shot at the net to Rafael Nadal during the men's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Rafael Nadal wipes sweat from his body during
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Rafael Nadal wipes sweat from his body during a changeover during the men's singles final against Novak Djokovic at the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 9, 2013)

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Rafael Nadal reacts after a point against Novak
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Rafael Nadal reacts after a point against Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Novak Djokovic returns a shot at the net
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Novak Djokovic returns a shot at the net to Rafael Nadal during the men's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Novak Djokovic returns a shot to Rafael Nadal
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Novak Djokovic returns a shot to Rafael Nadal during the men's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Rafael Nadal checks the scoreboard between points against
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Rafael Nadal checks the scoreboard between points against Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Rafael Nadal returns a shot to Novak Djokovic
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Rafael Nadal returns a shot to Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 9, 2013)

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Rafael Nadal reacts after a point against Novak
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Rafael Nadal reacts after a point against Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Rafael Nadal serves against Novak Djokovic during the
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Rafael Nadal serves against Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Novak Djokovic returns a shot against Rafael Nadal
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Novak Djokovic returns a shot against Rafael Nadal during the men's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Rafael Nadal returns a shot to Novak Djokovic
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Rafael Nadal returns a shot to Novak Djokovic during the men's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 9, 2013)

Novak Djokovic returns a shot to Rafael Nadal
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Novak Djokovic returns a shot to Rafael Nadal during the men's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open. (Sept. 9, 2013)

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