Tennis Has a New Rivalry

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The men's final that equaled the longest men's final in U.S. Open history was much more than just one of the greatest U.S. Open men's finals ever. It was the prelude to what is about become the great(est) rivalry in sports, not just tennis.

What began at the semifinals in the Australian Open in January -- a 6-3, 3-6, 6-7 (4-7) 6-1, 7-5 victory for Novak Djokovic -- and continued in the Olympic men's semifinals -- a 7-5, 7-5 win for Andy Murray -- reached early-stage Chamberlain-Russell status after Murray's victory in Queens.

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