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Novak Djokovic, No. 1 and bulletproof, is kryptonite to Roger Federer in U.S. Open final

Novak Djokovic, No. 1 and bulletproof, is kryptonite to Roger Federer in U.S. Open final

Tennis calls Novak Djokovic the No. 1 player in the world. Roger Federer probably calls him kryptonite.

Djokovic was Superman once again here Sunday night, beating Federer for the U.S. Open men's singles title with a stirring 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 victory, in 3 hours 20 minutes.

It is difficult to give proper perspective to the achievements of the 28-year-old Serb. When he took the court, he was not only facing a tennis legend in Federer and his record 17 major titles, but he was taking on one of the most popular players in the history of the game.

Federer is 34 and still playing at the highest level. Fans love that.

He exudes cool — how he walks, how he...

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