Early this morning a gladiatorial duel ended at flushing meadows, Novak Djokovic fell onto the flat of his spasmodic back as Rafa Nadal loosened his grip on his worn out racket. After four sets of madness, rallies that lasted longer than some matches*, the US open title landed in the arms of the Serbian number 1.
Tennis at its best can match any sport, like mixing heavyweight boxing and Kilkenny hurling, majestic at times but decided with brute force in others. Novak smiled in his FDNY hat and took his cheque of over 2m home, not before one of his entourage took a pie to the face.. (h/T bubbaprog)
If you came here looking for photos of Novak's fiancee, well how dare you.. we are a serious sporting website and we..
And then there was Jelena Ristic, this game truly had everything.