Nadal crowned US Open champion even before winning in ATP website `goof-up`

New York: In a major goof-up, a look at the ATP website on Monday morning showed Spanish player Rafael Nadal to have already been crowned champion of the US Open, although the score was yet to be determined.

According to Sport24, in actuality, Nadal had to still take on world No 1 Novak Djokovic in the final, scheduled for Monday night.

Although Nadal later won the encounter to win his 13th Grand Slam, the error was visible earlier. Djokovic and Nadal had played for the 37th time on Monday, with Nadal holding a 21-15 head-to-head advantage before his victory.