13 Sep '11, 1am

Novak Djokovic wins 1st US Open, defeating defending champion Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (3/7), 6-1

Novak Djokovic wins 1st US Open, defeating defending champion Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (3/7), 6-1

Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with the trophy after winning the men's championship match against Rafael Nadal of Spain at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. -- PHOTO: AP NEW YORK (AFP) - Novak Djokovic shrugged off a back scare to defeat defending champion Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (3/7), 6-1 to clinch the US Open on Monday, his third Grand Slam title of the year in an epic, brutal final. The world number one Serb, who had already won the Australian Open before defeating Nadal at Wimbledon, racked up his 64th win against just two losses all year. But having been just two points from the title in the 12th game of the third set, his dreams were almost shattered when he dropped the set on a tiebreaker and needed a medical time-out on a strained back muscle. Victory represented the top-seeded, 24-year-old's fourth career Grand Slam trophy af...

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