You can watch the 2010 US Open Men's Singles Final featuring Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal on CBS Sports at 4 p.m. ET
The United States Open Tennis Championships is a hardcourt tennis tournament which is the modern iteration of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, the U.S. National Championship, for which men's singles was first contested in 1881. Since 1987, the US Open has been chronologically the fourth and final tennis major comprising the Grand Slam each year; the other three are the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. It is held annually in late August and early September over a two-week period. The main tournament consists of five event championships: men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles, and mixed doubles, with additional tournaments for senior, junior, and wheelchair players. Since 1978, the tournament has been played on acrylic hard courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at New York City, New York, United States. The US Open is owned and organized by the USTA. Net proceeds from high ticket prices are used to promote the development of tennis in the United States as the USTA is a not-for-profit organization.
The US Open has tiebreaks in every set, including the last set. The other three Grand Slam tournaments have tiebreaks in every set other than the last set (i.e. the fifth set for men and third set for women), and therefore their last set continues indefinitely until a two-game lead is reached.
Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera (Catalan: [rəfəˈɛɫ nəˈðaɫ pəˈɾeɾə], Spanish: [rafaˈel naˈðal paˈɾeɾa]; born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player and the current world No. 1. He is considered one of the greatest players of all time. His success on clay has earned him the nickname "King of Clay" and has led many sports journalists and commentators, as well as former and current players, to regard him as the greatest clay court player in history.
Last updated on: 08:32, 19 November 2013 (UTC) the 2010 US Open
The term U.S. Open or US Open is applied to "open" United States-hosted championships in a particular sport (or non-sport organized competitive gaming activity), in which anyone, amateur or professional, American or non-American, and generally, male or female, may compete.
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The Djokovic–Nadal rivalry is between tennis players Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, who are engaged in a modern-day tennis rivalry. It is considered to be one of the greatest rivalries in history and is ranked first in the Open Era in terms of matches played with Nadal leading 22 to 17 in match wins. Between 2006–2010, this rivalry was often overshadowed by the historic Federer–Nadal rivalry, but it started to become widely recognized after they played their first Grand Slam final against each other at the 2010 US Open. It is the only rivalry to take place in all 4 Grand Slam finals (including consecutive Grand Slam finals) and a record 20 Masters Series matches. Their 2012 Australian Open final was widely considered to rank among the greatest matches of all time, and Mary Carillo and John McEnroe both commented that that Australian Open match and the 2013 French Open semi-final match were the two best matches played on hard and clay courts respectively. The Djokovic–Nadal rivalry is listed as the third greatest rivalry in the last decade by ATPworldtour.com.
The first ever meeting between the two occurred at the 2006 French Open in the quarterfinals, where Nadal prevailed after Djokovic was forced to retire with an injury in the third set. It was really that match that initiated the rivalry when Djokovic spoke to the media after the match claiming that he understood what he needed to do to beat Nadal and said Nadal "was beatable on clay". Since then, Djokovic has been the only player that has a chance at defeating a healthy Nadal on a clay surface and is responsible for more than half of the Spaniard's losses on clay. Their first final appearance came at the 2007 Indian Wells Masters tournament, where Nadal won the event, this was just the second time they met on the ATP Tour. Djokovic's first win was in the quarterfinals of the 2007 Miami Masters in their third meeting. From March 2011 to April 2013, the pair contested eleven consecutive meetings in the championship match. At present, they are the top two players in the world, having previously reigned between February 2011 and July 2012.
The Federer–Nadal rivalry is between two professional tennis players, Roger Federer of Switzerland and Rafael Nadal of Spain. They are currently engaged in a storied rivalry, which many consider to be one of the greatest in tennis history. They have played 32 times, and Nadal leads their nine-year-old rivalry 22–10.
Federer and Nadal are the only pair of men to have finished six consecutive calendar years as the top two ranked players on the ATP Tour, which they did from 2005–2010. They also hold the record of longest consecutive reign at world no. 1 and 2. They held the top two rankings for 211 consecutive weeks between July 2005 to August 2009, until Andy Murray displaced Nadal as the world no. 2. Tennis
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Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera (Catalan: [rəfəˈɛɫ nəˈðaɫ pəˈɾeɾə], Spanish: [rafaˈel naˈðal paˈɾeɾa]; born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player and the current world No. 1. He is considered one of the greatest players of all time. His success on clay has earned him the nickname "King of Clay" and has led many sports journalists and commentators, as well as former and current players, to regard him as the greatest clay court player in history. Sports
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