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50 Moments: No. 43 - Nadal completes career Grand Slam

50 Moments: No. 43 - Nadal completes career Grand Slam

Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic in the 2010 men's final to claim his first US Open title and complete a career Grand Slam—the youngest man in the Open era to capture all four majors.

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50 Moments: No. 44 - Henin's '03 epic

50 Moments: No. 44 - Henin's '03 epic

On fewer than five hours of sleep and coming off what was, at the time, the longest women’s match in US Open history, Justin Henin-Hardenne turned tiredness into triumph to claim a memorable 2003 US Open title.

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Follow Along as we countdown the 50 Greatest Champions

Follow Along as we countdown the 50 Greatest Champions

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the US Open, we look back at the 50 champions who have left an indelible mark on this inimitable event.

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50 Moments: No. 45 - Venus' first Open

50 Moments: No. 45 - Venus' first Open

Unseeded and relatively unknown Venus Williams entered her first US Open, making it to the final and sealing her fate as a tennis legend.

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Join the #USOpen50 Celebration

Join the #USOpen50 Celebration

Share Your Favorite On/Off Court Moments. Be part of the conversation using hashtag #USOpen50 and tag @USOpen

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50 Moments: No. 46 - Becker battles back

50 Moments: No. 46 - Becker battles back

What figured as a routine second-round outing against journeyman Derrick Rostagno proved to be anything but for 1989 champion Boris Becker.

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50 Moments: No. 47 - Stephens storms to title

50 Moments: No. 47 - Stephens storms to title

Less than a year after foot surgery and playing in only her fifth tournament since her return to the tour, Sloane Stephens staged one of the most improbable runs to a US Open women's singles title in the tournament's history.

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50 Moments: No. 48 - Seles' return

50 Moments: No. 48 - Seles' return

Monica Seles made her emotional return to Grand Slam tennis at the 1995 US Open, playing in her first major tournament in almost three years after being stabbed in the back at a tournament in Germany in 1993.

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50 Moments: No. 49 - Djokovic's triumph

50 Moments: No. 49 - Djokovic's triumph

They say that history has a way of repeating itself. And for Novak Djokovic, that seems to be true.

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50 Moments: No. 50 - Oudin's run

50 Moments: No. 50 - Oudin's run

There was no shortage of storylines at the 2009 US Open, but few tales in the Big Apple seemed to sweep American tennis fans off their feet quite like that of Melanie Oudin.

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