As rivalry brews, Djokovic runs out of steam
FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Novak Djokovic was the first to come off the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Tennis bag slung over his shoulder, a slight limp in his tired gait and both knees skinned from scrapping for every point he could on the hard court.
From U.S. Open defending champion to runner-up in a matter of minutes.
"Today it was just not meant to be," Djokovic said. "We played almost five hours. A lot of running, a lot of rallies. I think that says enough ...
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