Three men’s tennis players have won a Grand Slam in 2013: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray.  Without question, these are also the 3 best tennis players worldwide, a point made especially clear following the rough defeat of Roger Federer in just the 4th round of the US Open.

But with the 3 main challengers faring well in the US Open and having each reached the quarterfinals, the winner of the US Open will have a clear supremacy in the world of professional tennis, having earned 2 Grand Slam titles.  This is all hypothetically assuming that no lower ranked contender overcomes the odds to claim this prize of course!

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Novak Djokovic needs a win to prove his number 1 ranking!
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So who will win this final Grand Slam of the year?  My money is on Novak Djokovic.  He has had the strongest year of any man, reaching two Grand Slam finals, and winning the only other hard court Grand Slam event, the Australian Open.  Additionally, he hasn’t dropped a single set thus far and is looking confident as ever, placing his shots smartly all over the court.  He has had a very easy road so far, but that will be set to change in the semifinals, where he likely opponent will be Andy Murray, victor of Wimbledon.

Murray has played great when needed, but he doesn’t look right to me at this tournament, dropping occasional sets and not playing up to his potential.  He did win the 2012 US Open, so he knows what to do.  Murray vs. Djokovic should be quite the battle!  Check here for last minute ticket deals for the US Open.

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Rafael Nadal won another French Open this year, but will he be able to claim a second US Open title?
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Lastly, we have Rafael Nadal, who has powered his way through the field, having already secured a spot in the semifinals.  With a 20-0 hard court record in 2013, Nadal is playing like a man possessed, and looks to be over his injury.  With pride and a determination to win, Nadal is likely to be in the final and could well take the trophy!

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Nicholas Spiller

Nicholas Spiller

Nicholas Spiller has enjoyed the sport of tennis for many years.An enthusiast who covers all major sports, he finds tennis to be one of the most pleasant and inspirational games around to watch. He also spends his time as a musician in Los Angeles.
Nicholas Spiller

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