Rafael Nadal recalls: ‘Novak Djokovic always gives great example’

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Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic met in their first Major final at the US Open 2010. Two incredible baseliners spent three hours and 43 minutes on the court, and Nadal prevailed 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 to secure a Career Grand Slam at 24!

It was the third consecutive Major crown for the Spaniard, who played on a high level during those two weeks in New York. Nadal dominated serve and return and dropped only one set in seven encounters to lift the title in style and write history!

Novak prevailed in set number two, but it was not enough to keep him in contention. Rafa sealed the deal in the fourth to start a massive celebration and enter the record books. After the match, Nadal praised Djokovic as the ultimate rival and competitor who is always there to congratulate the opponent if he loses.


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