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With the 2013 US Open men's singles final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic set, it looks like the two best players left standing also happen to wear two of the best tennis sneakers around (Nadal with the Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4.3, and Djokovic in the adidas Barricade 7).

Though, while the Courtballistec and Barricade just happen to be in the spotlight, it seems, more so than any others in recent years, there are other players in the game--we're talking other sneakers and athletes.

When it comes to hard court tennis shoes, the options are virtually endless in today's footwear market. Hard court surfaces like the ones at the US Open are generally more popular than soft ones like clay and grass. So while a majority of tennis sneakers are intended for "all-court" play, the design element tends to cater most towards hard courts.

Now, there may be only two players remaining, but when the US Open draw was set back in August, there were 128 men's singles players, all with one goal in mind: to prove themselves on one of the sport's biggest stages. And while most of them have seemingly blown away one after another into the howling Flushing Meadows wind, Sneaker Report has kept track of each players stats, and his sneakers. Here, we combine the two in descending order from least wins to most to crown the US Open sneaker champion.

This is By the Numbers: Statistics for Each Sneaker Worn at the 2013 US Open.

Gurvinder Singh Gandu is a New York City-based writer and wear-tester for Sneaker Report, and contributor to Complex Media. Follow him @GurvinderSG for the latest in performance footwear and gear.

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Albert Ramos

Mizuno Japan Wave Intense Tour

Players: 1
Notable: Albert Ramos
Total Wins: 0
Total Losses: 1
Aces: 9
Winners: 45
Unforced errors: 64

Diadora Speed Pro

Diadora Speed Pro

Players: 1
Notable: Lukas Lacko
Total Wins: 0
Total Losses: 1
Aces: 11
Winners: 49
Unforced errors: 73

KSwiss BigShot

K-Swiss BigShot 2

Players: 1
Notable: Sam Querry
Total Wins: 1
Total Losses: 1
Aces: 49
Winners: 116
Unforced errors: 100

Topper Sports

Topper Sports Tennis Shoes

Players: 1
Notable: Maximo Gonzalez
Total Wins: 1
Total Losses: 1
Aces: 12
Winners: 52
Unforced errors: 48

Prince T22

Prince T22

Players: 2
Notable: Alex Bogomolov Jr.
Total Wins: 1
Total Losses: 2
Aces: 10
Winners: 78
Unforced errors: 83

LiNing Tennis Shoes

Li-Ning Competition

Players: 1
Notable: Ivo Karlovic
Total Wins: 1
Total Losses: 1
Aces: 50
Winners: 110
Unforced errors: 93

Wilson Rush Pro

Wilson Tour Vision II

Players: 1
Notable: Feliciano Lopez
Total Wins: 2
Total Losses: 1
Aces: 51
Winners: 92
Unforced errors: 75

Joma Tennis Shoes

Joma T Pro Roland II

Players: 3
Notable: Daniel Gimeno-Traver
Total Wins: 3
Total Losses: 3
Aces: 62
Winners: 167
Unforced errors: 150

New Balance 996

New Balance 996

Players: 1
Notable: Milos Raonic
Total Wins: 3
Total Losses: 1
Aces: 104
Winners: 256
Unforced errors: 193

Wilson Tour Icon

Wilson Rush Pro

Players: 4
Notable: Jarkko Nieminen
Total Wins: 3
Total Losses: 4
Aces: 51
Winners: 123
Unforced errors: 108

Asics Gel Solution Speed

Asics Gel-Solution Speed

Players: 9
Notable: Tommy Haas, Ivan Dodic
Total Wins: 5
Total Losses: 9
Aces: 105
Winners: 232
Unforced errors: 239

Nike Air Max Cage

Nike Air Max Cage

Players: 7
Notable: Juan Martin del Potro, James Blake
Total Wins: 5
Total Losses: 7
Aces: 127
Winners: 487
Unforced errors: 428

Asics Gel Challenger 8

Asics Gel-Challenger 8

Players: 4
Notable: Richard Gasquet
Total Wins: 5
Total Losses: 4
Aces: 52
Winners: 249
Unforced errors: 238

Rogerio Dutra Silva

Babolat Propulse 4

Players: 6
Notable: Benjamin Becker
Total Wins: 5
Total Losses: 6
Aces: 75
Winners: 216
Unforced errors: 302

adidas Barricade 8

adidas Barricade 8

Players: 8
Notable: Marcos Baghdatis, Jurgen Melzer
Total Wins: 7
Total Losses: 8
Aces: 115
Winners: 417
Unforced errors: 442

Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4

Nike Air Max Courtballistec 4.3

Players: 7
Notable: Rafael Nadal, John Isner
Total Wins: 8
Total Losses: 6
Aces: 153
Winners: 531
Unforced errors: 402

Fila Sentinel

Fila Sentinel

Players: 5
Notable: Janko Tipsarevic
Total Wins: 8
Total Losses: 5
Aces: 97
Winners: 300
Unforced errors: 352

Yonex Power Cushion 308

Yonex Power Cushion 308

Players: 3
Notable: Stanislas Wawrinka, Lleyton Hewitt
Total Wins: 8
Total Losses: 3
Aces: 93
Winners: 447
Unforced errors: 415

Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour

Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour

Players: 11
Notable: Roger Federer, Tomas Berdych
Total Wins: 9
Total Losses: 11
Aces: 162
Winners: 572
Unforced errors: 551

Lotto Raptor Ultra IV

Lotto Raptor Ultra IV

Players: 11
Notable: David Ferrer, Denis Istomin
Total Wins: 10
Total Losses: 11
Aces: 202
Winners: 527
Unforced errors: 351

adidas adizero Feather II

adidas adiZero Feather II

Players: 15
Notable: Fernando Verdasco, Jack Sock
Total Wins: 10
Total Losses: 15
Aces: 207
Winners: 658
Unforced errors: 638

Asics Gel Resolution 5

Asics Gel-Resolution 5

Players: 15
Notable: Tommy Robredo, Gael Monfils
Total Wins: 11
Total Losses: 15
Aces: 220
Winners: 609
Unforced errors: 647

adidas Barricade 7

adidas Barricade 7

Players: 10
Notable: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Mikhail Youzhny
Total Wins: 17
Total Losses: 9
Aces: 180
Winners: 639
Unforced errors: 592

Gurvinder Singh Gandu is a New York City-based writer and wear-tester for Sneaker Report, and contributor to Complex Media. Follow him @GurvinderSG for the latest in performance footwear and gear.

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