Novak Djokovic's US Open final victory against Rafael Nadal
cemented his place as the world's top tennis player and capped off one of the
most remarkable years in sports history.
The Serbian's win over
Nadal - his sixth this year in finals against the Spaniard - took his season
match record to 64 wins and only two defeats. Those losses were to Roger
Federer in the French Open semis, and to Andy Murray in Cincinnati, a match in
which he retired hurt.
Otherwise, it has been
wall-to-wall success, including three Grand Slams, 10 titles and over $10 million in prize
money. And with the