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Novak Djokovic confirmed his status as the world’s best player with a stunning victory over defending champion Rafael Nadal to claim his first US Open title.

Novak Djokovic

The top seed from Serbia gave a display of breathtaking quality to triumph 6-2 6-4 6-7 (3-7) 6-1 in four hours and 10 minutes on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Nadal, who was bidding to win his 11th Grand Slam title, has now lost all six of his meetings with Djokovic in 2011. Djokovic now holds the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open trophies. He becomes only the sixth man in the Open Era to win three majors in the same year.

“It’s an incredible feeling,” said the 24-year-old, whose has lost only two of his 66 matches this season. “I’ve had an had amazing year and it keeps going. “Every time I play Rafa it’s a big challenge. He’s had a great tournament and I wish we have many more tough matches in the coming years. “I couldn’t have done any of it without my team, I love you all so much.” Djokovic was beaten by Nadal at the same stage 12 months ago, but he turned the tables on the Spaniard this time round – and how.

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