Novak Djokovic’s Hot Streak Continues; Takes 1st US Open Crown Over Nadal
13. September 2011
The hot-streak of Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic on the professional tennis court is not about to end soon.
Djokovic beat Spanish tennis superstar Rafael Nadal in the US Open Finals to take his first ever crown in the event and solidify further his status as the top male professional tennis player in the planet today. The Serbian tennis superstar was all business in their championship game to defeat Nadal 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-1 in their thrilling championship match.
With his latest victory, Djokovic hiked his 2011 record to 64-2 including 10 tournament crowns. Djokovic is very happy with his latest feat saying his winning streak could be attributed to his positive and aggressive attitudes this year.
He said after the 2010 professional tennis season, he realize that he had been passive with his game and made the decision to be more aggressive this year and it yielded positive results for him. According to tennis experts, Djokovic who also won the Australian Open in January, is only the sixth man in the 40-plus years of the Open era to win three major titles in a single season.
Nadal for his part is very sad and dissapointed with his loss but credited Djokovic for his victory saying he is a unbelievable this year. Djokovic is one of only four players (David Nalbandian, Andy Murray, and Rafael Nadal being the other three) to beat Roger Federer three times in one calendar year.He is also one of four players (Nalbandian, Murray and Nikolay Davydenko being the other) to beat Federer and Nadal in the same tournament twice, accomplishing that feat when he won the 2011 Indian Wells Masters 1000 event.
Moreover, he is also the youngest player in the Open Era to defeat the top three players in succession and he achieved this when he defeated world number three Andy Roddick, world number two Nadal, and World number one Federer in the 2007 Rogers Cup. He is one of only two players to have defeated Federer at the semifinal stage or later on more than one occasion in Grand Slam tournaments, and also at consecutive tournaments (the other being Nadal).