It was almost a repeat from Wimbledon in July, as Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal went head to head in the U.S. Open with Djokovic coming out on top.
The only difference?
The match lasted MORE than 4 hours! INtense!!
The Serbian triumphed in an epic lasting four hours and 10 minutes, defying his tiring body after Nadal fought magnificently to take the match to a fourth set.
The 6-2 6-4 6-7 (3-7) 6-1 scoreline did not reflect the intensity and closeness of the match in New York, the climax of the tennis season's fourth and final major tournament.
Djokovic needed treatment on his back before winning the opening game of the fourth set, then took a full medical timeout before breaking Nadal's serve.
AND he needed back treatment during the game?? So impressive to come back from that!
We're so glad we got to see it!!
[Image via AP Images.]
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