|2013 us open|
|champion|| rafael nadal|
|runner-up|| novak djokovic|
|final score||6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1|
rafael nadal defeated novak djokovic in the final 6–2, 3–6, 6–4, 6–1 to win the men's singles tennis title at the 2013 us open. andy murray was the defending champion, but was defeated in the quarterfinals by stan wawrinka.
the win moved nadal to 13 grand slam titles, and moved to third place on the all time men's singles grand slam wins list, passing roy emerson.
both djokovic and nadal were in contention for the world no. 1 ranking at the start of the tournament but djokovic retained the top position by reaching the final.
roger federer's streak of nine consecutive us open quarterfinals ended when he lost to tommy robredo in the fourth round, marking his earliest exit from the tournament since 2003.