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Novak Djokovic (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images), Rafael Nadal (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images for USTA)

US Open Men’s Final Comes Down To Djokovic-Nadal Rematch

When Novak Djokovic faced Rafael Nadal in the 2010 U.S. Open final, Rafa solidified his standing atop the tennis world by earning third Grand Slam title of the season. Oh, how their rivalry has changed in the short span of 12 months.

WFAN–09/12/2011

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Nadal Victorious, Setting Up Finals Rematch With Djokovic

Rafael Nadal completed a semifinals victory over Andy Murray to set up a U.S. Open Final rematch between himself and Novak Djokovic.

WFAN–09/10/2011

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Djokovic Defeats Federer In U.S. Open Classic, Returns To Final

Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in a stunning comeback in the U.S. Open semifinals.

WFAN–09/10/2011

Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick

Nadal Destroys Roddick In U.S. Open Quarterfinals

Whipping passing shots from all angles and returning superbly, No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal beat No. 21 Andy Roddick 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 on Friday to reach the semifinals at Flushing Meadows for the fourth consecutive year.

WFAN–09/09/2011

US Open referee Brian Earley (2nd R) helps dry the Armstrong court. It was deemed unplayable due to water damage. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: More Drama At US Open; Does Tennis Need A Players’ Union?

It’s been a few tough days for both US Open tournament officials and the players. Bad weather was behind two controversies which shed light on an issue that is gaining momentum: tennis professionals need a voice at the majors!

WFAN–09/09/2011

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Andy Roddick Hits The Small-Time; US Open Moves Men’s Final To Monday

Oh, to be a kid again. To play tennis on an out-of-the-way court without a lot of people watching — on a court surrounded by trees and wind screens and a bit of shade, where the biggest distractions might be a baby crying or a guy trying to climb a fence.

WFAN–09/09/2011

Andy Roddick of the United States returns a shot against David Ferrer of Spain on court 13 during Day Eleven of the 2011 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2011. (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Roddick Wins On Outside Court At US Open

Andy Roddick’s move to an outside court turned out to be a good one. The former champion pulled off a 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 upset over fifth-seeded David Ferrer on Thursday.

09/08/2011

(credit: AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Rafael Nadal Finally Moves On, Steamrolls Gilles Muller

Defending champ Rafael Nadal took full advantage of a fresh start, dominating Gilles Muller when their rain-delayed match resumed at the U.S. Open.

WFAN–09/08/2011

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Rafael Nadal: Adjusted US Open Schedule A ‘Big Disadvantage’

A second consecutive morning-to-evening damp day at Flushing Meadows washed out all but about 15 minutes of action Wednesday, leaving nerves frayed and the schedule in disarray.

WFAN–09/08/2011

David Ferrer of Spain waits while it rains during his Men's singles match against Andy Roddick of the US at the 2011 US Open tennis tournament September 7, 2011. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Nadal, Roddick And Murray Angry With Decision To Play During Misty Conditions

Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick and Andy Murray were among the players that voiced their concerns about being sent out to the courts to play while it was misting.

09/07/2011

(credit: AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Wet Weather Again Slows Progress Of US Open

Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick and Andy Murray began their fourth-round matches at the U.S. Open on Wednesday after getting an extra day of rest because of rain. Then, about 15 minutes into the action, they stopped again.

WFAN–09/07/2011

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Rain Could Wash Away Planned 9/11 Men’s Final At US Open

The U.S. Open’s men’s final may have to be pushed back to Monday, Sept. 12, because of wet weather. While that hasn’t been a huge concern in the past, this year is different.

WFAN–09/07/2011

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Nadal Back At Practice After Leg Cramps

Rafael Nadal was back at practice Monday, the day after a bout with leg cramps interrupted his post-match news conference at the U.S. Open.

WFAN–09/05/2011

(AP Photo/Andrzej Kentla)

Nadal Feels The Pain After The Win

Answering questions in Spanish, Nadal suddenly started grimacing in pain. He tilted his head back, covered his face with his arm. His face twisted in agony as he slid down in his chair, he motioned for help.

WFAN–09/04/2011

(Photo credit STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Nadal Blisters Nalbandian At US Open

Another match that got too close for comfort at times? That didn’t bother Rafael Nadal, either.

WFAN–09/04/2011

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