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Only fitting Djokovic, Nadal to clash

For 39th career time, rivals to meet, but this time for the year-end championship

Updated: November 11, 2013, 9:55 AM ET
By Matt Wilansky | ESPN.com

When Rafael Nadal finally secured the year-end No. 1 ranking this past week after being out of tennis for seven-and-a-half months, he was widely recognized as the player of the year. And why not? He had swept the summer swing, a stretch that included titles in Montreal, Cincinnati and the US Open. Nadal had become the first player since Andy Roddick a decade earlier to pull off what is arguably one of the most arduous feats in the sport. Nadal has won a tour-best 10 titles in 2013, and he could ...

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