• Tennis legend Rod Laver with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic before the start of the final
  • Nadal's girlfiend Xisca Perello (l) and sister Isabel were in attendance...
  • ...as was Sir Sean Connery...
  • ...and fellow actor Alec Baldwin, alongside wife Hilaria Thomas
  • Nadal raced through the opening set 6-2
  • Djokovic held serve to start the second set...
  • ... and has to be at his athletic best to keep the pressure on
  • Nadal towels off between games
  • Nadal ties his bandana during a break
  • Djokovic hit back to level the match by winning the second set
  • Nadal proves his point, though...
  • ... and Djokovic starts to feel the heat as he loses the third
  • Nadal collapses to the deck after clinching a 6-2 3-6 6-4 6-1 victory
  • The two old rivals shake hands
  • Nadal faces the press pack
  • Nadal with the US Open trophy

US Open men's final 2013

Tennis legend Rod Laver with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic before the start of the final