13 Sep 2010

Djokovic confident but wary of in-form Nadal

7:15 am on 13 September 2010

The third seeded Novak Djokovic says he has the skills to beat the world number one Rafael Nadal and win the US Tennis Open but concedes the Spaniard is in brutal form and is the heavy favourite to win the final major of the year.

Yesterday Djokovic ruined hopes of a Nadal, Roger Federer final knocking the Swiss maestro out of the tournament with a thrilling five set win at Flushing Meadows.

The Serbian heads into this morning's final having had less than 24 hours to recover from the semi-final win and with Nadal having not dropped a set the entire tournament Djokovic knows he'll need something special to win in New York.

The final gets underway at 8:15 this morning.