Some facts and figures from Novak Djokovic’s 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-1 victory against Rafael Nadal in a riveting U.S. Open final on Monday.
2: Players who have defeated Nadal and Roger Federer in the same Grand Slam tournament. Djokovic did it this year and Juan Martin del Potro accomplished the feat on his way to the U.S. Open title in 2009.
3: Grand Slam titles for Djokovic in 2011. He had one entering the year.
4: Consecutive years of Monday finals at the U.S. Open.
6: Consecutive victories for Djokovic against Nadal, all in 2011 and all in finals. Nadal still leads the overall series 16-13.
6: Men in the Open era with three major titles in the same year: Djokovic (2011), Nadal (2010), Federer (2004, ’06, ’07), Mats Wilander (1988), Jimmy Connors (1974) and Rod Laver (all four in 1969).
8: Deuces in the third game of the second set, which lasted at least 17 minutes. Djokovic broke Nadal to get back on serve at 1-2.
10: Titles this year for Djokovic, who had two in 2010.
11: Breaks of serve for Djokovic, the most in 163 Grand Slam tournaments for a Nadal opponent, according to the ATP Tour. The Serb was 11-of-26 on break points.
16: Years since the last No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown in a men’s U.S. Open final. No. 2 Pete Sampras beat No. 1 Andre Agassi in 1995.
31: Strokes in the longest rally of the match.
64: Victories for Djokovic in 2011, against two losses.
84: Time, in minutes, of the third set, which Nadal won in a tiebreaker. The final set was half as long.