World number one Novak Djokovic won his third Grand Slam title of 2011 on Monday night with a superb four-set win over Rafael Nadal in the US Open final.
Djokovic, who had already won the Australian Open and Wimbledon earlier this year, made it three with an awesome 6-2 6-4 6-7 6-1 win over the defending champion in New York.
The win took the Serb's record to an incredible 64 wins from 66 matches in 2011.
It was also his sixth win over Nadal in 2011.
"I've had an amazing year and it keeps going, but every time I play Rafa it's a big challenge and I want to congratulate him on a great tournament," said Djokovic afterwards.
"I wish we have many more tough matches in upcoming years."
Nadal, who in the opening set had at times looked a shadow of his former self, refused to be too downbeat despite losing yet again to Djokovic.
"Obviously I'm disappointed, but this guy is doing unbelievable things," said the Spaniard.
"Congratulations Novak and your team for everything. What you did this year is probably impossible to repeat.
"I tried to play great, but he always makes a fantastic comeback. That's tennis.
"I tried my best and am happy with what I did. I ran to every ball and fought until the last ball."