No. 1 Novak Djokovic faces No. 2 Rafael Nadal in US Open final

It's their record 37th match against each other, their sixth Grand Slam final, and their third meeting for the championship at Flushing Meadows since 2010.

updated: September 08, 2013 09:54 IST
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New York: The game that will be talked about for years and years required 198 strokes, 30 points, and 21 minutes to decide. Entire sets have taken less.

It might be easy to conclude that Novak Djokovic won his tense, topsy-turvy U.S. Open semifinal against Stanislas Wawrinka despite dropping that epic third game of the fifth set. The truth is that the 2011 champion emerged with a 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 victory in 4 hours, 9 minutes on Saturday at least in part because of the one that got away.

"Even though I lost that game, I felt like, 'OK, he's getting a little bit more tired, and maybe this is my chance to step in,'" Djokovic said. "And that's what I (did)."

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