Not only did Djokovic beat Rafa, he dominated the hell out of him. As the final score of the match indicates, Djokovic only had to break a sweat in the third set. While Rafa makes a living out of wearing down an opponent, Djokovic beat him at his own game.
That win was Djokovic’s third major of the season, his fourth overall. He finishes the season with an eye-popping 64-2 record! No wonder dude is the top-ranked tennis player in the world.
This young cat is just entering his prime at age 24. He and Rafa (along with Andy Murray) should be contending for majors in years to come. Only this time Rafa finally has a foil on the tennis circuit (since Roger Federer couldn’t live up to that).
Speaking of which Federer, one of the guys Djokovic beat on the way to the US Open title, is done. If that colossal choke job of his wasn’t a sign of that (coming from ahead two sets to lose in five), then what is?
And while we’re at it, could we now put to rest that “Federer is the greatest tennis player of all time” bull crap? Federer made his bones against a bunch of scrubs (an underachieving Andy Roddick notwithstanding) in his prime. Place his ass against Djokovic and Rafa in their primes and Federer would not even come close to sniffing 16 majors.