Spain's Rafael Nadal has won 2013 U.S. Open tennis championship in New York, defeating number one seeded Novak Djokovic 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 Monday night.
With Spain's Queen Sophia among the spectators at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the 27-year-old Nadal, seeded number two, outlasted his Serbian opponent for his 13th career Grand Slam title. Nadal , who won the French Open earlier this year, is now third on the all-time men's list behind Roger Federer with 17 and Pete Sampras with 14 Grand Slam titles.
Nadal missed last year's U.S. Open due to a knee injury.
Monday's match was the 37th meeting between Nadal and Djokovic, and their third in a U.S. Open final in the last four years.
Nadal won the 2010 title, with Djokovic winning the 2011 trophy.