Spain’s very own Rafael Nadal earned the 19th Grand Slam title of his career after beating Russia’s Daniil Medvedev.
The 4-hour 50-minute match was put through all its five sets and saw Nadal going for a more aggressive approach that helped him win the first two sets. Despite that, Medvedev made a solid comeback, tying the scores to 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6. Coming down to the final set, Nadal triumphed over Medvedev with a 6-4 win, earning himself his fourth US Open title just two years after his last US Open championship in 2017.
Watch Nadal’s winning moment down below:
“It has been an amazing final,” said Nadal during the post-match interview. “[Medvedev’s] summer is one of the best in the sport since I started playing. The way that he was able to fight was just incredible. It was the most emotional night in my tennis career. The nerves were so high. It was a crazy match.”
This US Open win has helped Nadal hold 19 Grand Slam titles, only one short of current record-holder Roger Federer’s 20 championships.
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