U.S. Open: Rafael Nadal Takes the Title, Wins Career Grand Slam

Simone ScottContributor ISeptember 14, 2010

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13:  Rafael Nadal of Spain bites the championship trophy during the trophy ceremony after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia to win the men's singles final on day fifteen of the 2010 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 13, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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The match was supposed to be on Sunday...That didn't happen. It was supposed to last from 4 pm until 7...That didn't happen either. The rainstorms in Flushing Meadows kept delaying the Men's Final of the U.S. Open. But one thing they couldn't change was destiny.

After multiple rain delays, top seeded Rafael Nadal captured the one title that eluded him, The U.S. Open. Nadal defeated No. 3-seeded Novak Djokovic Monday night 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2. He is now the seventh man in tennis history to win all four Grand Slam tournaments. He's even won the final three of four this year.

Throughout the whole tournament, Nadal had only lost one set...and that was Monday night to Djokovic. Even though the match didn't go into a fifth set, or there wasn't a massive tiebreaker, Djokovic put up a good fight. The match was filled with intense hustle and spectacular shot making; and the fans that waited out the two-hour rain delay certainly were treated to a show.

So, what's next for the 24-year-old Spaniard? Unfortunately, we don't have a crystal ball to look into, but I think we all can agree that it will be fun to watch.