No.1 Novak Djokovic and No.2 Rafael Nadal, who have been dominant over the last 15 slams, will be meeting for the 37th time in the championship showdown today at the US Open 2013 --- the most times in the Open era that any two men have played.
The Men's Singles Final will start at 5 p.m. (EST) and will be broadcasted on CBS.
Both players are seeking their second major title of the year: Djokovic won the Australian Open and Nadal won the French.
Since returning to the tour in February after missing seven months with a knee problem, Nadal has not lost a match on hardcourts, winning the Masters 1000 events at Indian Wells, Montreal and suburban Cincinnati. He has a streak of 21-0 on a surface that has traditionally been considered Djokovic's domain.
Nadal leads 21-15 overall and 7-3 in majors, but Djokovic has the edge on hardcourts 11-6.
The 26-year-old Djokovic, competing in his third major final of the season and fourth successive US Open final, was not cowed by Nadal's recent run of success.
"He's very confident, but you know, I know how to play him. Hard court is my most successful surface. I have played him already here twice in the finals. I know what I need to do."
"It's always the biggest challenge that you can have in our sport now," Djokovic said about facing Nadal. "He's the ultimate competitor out there. He fights for every ball and he's playing probably the best tennis that he ever played on hard courts.
"If both of us are playing at very good level, the match becomes great because we play long rallies, we bring our game to the limit, and becomes a very difficult match for both of us." Nadal said.