Nole tours Manhattan with US Open trophy

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A day after he beat Rafael Nadal in the final at Flushing Meadows and won his first US Open, Novak made a traditional morning media rounds. He began his day hitting the morning shows, CBS’ Early Show and NBC’s Today before an interview on ABC’s Regis and Kelly. Nole also posed with the US Open trophy at the top of the Empire State Building in Manhattan, before sitting down for a round-table interview with the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press.

“It was an incredible tournament for me, especially the final yesterday. After you win the tournament, you’re the happiest guy,” the world no.1 told reporters at the Empire State Building on Tuesday.

“There is a lot more to prove, a lot more tournaments to win. As long as I have the desire to win, to go out there on the court and have the feeling that I’ve had so far in my career – that is to win every single match that I play in – as long as I have that, I’ll be competing. I’ll always have the high ambitions to win every major that I play because I think I proved now more than ever that I have the ability to win major events and to play equally well on different kinds of surfaces. And that positive attitude and self-belief brought me to this place right now and I need to maintain that. I need to keep believing that I can win more.”

Novak is the sixth man in the 44-year Open era to win three major titles in a single season.

“Maybe this is my year. Roger had a couple of years where he was winning two or three Slams. Rafa had that last year… God knows what’s going to be next year. This is going to be extremely hard to repeat, that’s for sure.”

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