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By Chris Oddo/ Monday, September 8, 2013


It was perhaps the most epic point in Grand Slam final history, and of course, Twitter was paying attention.

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Rafael Nadal has been rather stingy with break points during this year's U.S. Open. Coming into the final he had won 81 of 82 service games and saved 11 of 12 break points, so it's no surprise that he fought Djokovic tooth and nail when the Serb was trying to break him to take a lead in the sixth game of the second set of the U.S. Open final.

What started as an innocent battle for supremacy turned into a staggeringly physical, mental and emotionally draining point, replete with sublime shotmaking, extraordinary defensive gets, and transcendent, leap-of-faith punching and counterpunching.

In short: To call this rally mind-boggling would be an insult. No, this was super-human tennis, paranormal android stuff. It was said that some people picked up the phone and ordered pizzas during the rally, and by the time Djokovic had won the point the pizza had already been delivered and was sitting, half-eaten on the table. (we cannot verify veracity of this story, but we can verify veracity of the greatness of the rally--we saw it with our own two eyes.)

It was so good that it rendered Jessica Alba pretty much speechless. She couldn't talk, but she could tweet, as you'll see below...


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