On Sunday, History has been made by one of the most talented tennis player Rafael Nadal. 33 year old Spanish lefthander Rafael Nadal created history by defeating Russia’s Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4. The match was held in Arthur Ashe Stadium. This match contributes one of the most interesting matches ever. Match finished after 4 hours and 50 minutes. Both the opponents were at their best. None of them wanted to lose but it’s it was obvoius that one of them had to lose.
World number two Rafael Nadal got the prize of $3.85 million.
“I more or less had the match under control,” Nadal said. “The way he was able to fight, to change the rhythm of the match, was incredible.”
With this victory, Rafael Nadal captured the 19th Grand Slam singles title. Nadal is just 1 Major title behind his great rival Roger Federer. Currently, Roger Federer tops the Grand Slam singles title with 20. Nadal has captured the US Open for the fourth time (2010, 2013, 2017, 2019). Earlier, he won the US Open title in 2017.
Rafael Nadal grabbed his 19th career Grand Slam title on Sunday by winning the US Open final, by defeating Daniil Medvedev. He moved one shy of Roger Federer’s all-time men’s record 20 Grand Slam triumphs and became the second-oldest New York champion in the Open era after Ken Rosewall in 1970 at age 35
“Has been the most emotional nights in my tennis career” Nadal said.
The 19th Grand Slam title that seemed so inevitable for Rafael Nadal during the first two-plus sets of the U.S. Open final suddenly seemed in doubt as Daniil Medvedev forced it to a fifth. What had all the makings of a crowning morphed into a real contest thanks to Medvedev, a man a decade younger and appearing in his first major final. Medvedev shifted styles, upped his level and received an unexpected boost from Arthur Ashe Stadium spectators. Truly tested for the only time in the tournament, the No. 2-seeded Nadal managed to stop Medvedev’s surge and hold off his historic comeback bid, pulling out a 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 victory in 4 hours, 50 minutes of highlight-worthy action and feature-film-worthy drama on Sunday, collecting his fourth championship at Flushing Meadows.
Nadal is now within one major trophy of Roger Federer’s record for Grand Slam titles won by a man. But this one did not come easily.
Sure seemed it might, with Nadal ahead by two sets and a break in the third at 3-2. But the No. 5-seeded Medvedev, a 23-year-old from Russia, did not go gently into the night. He broke right back to 3-all, then again to claim that set and yet again to end the fourth.
He said.”The way that the match became very dramatic at the end, that makes this day unforgettable.”
“Watching all the success, all the moments that came to my mind, I tried to hold the emotion, but some moments was impossible.”
“ This victory means a lot”. It was hard to control the nerves.
“His summer was one of the best summers I ever saw,” Nadal said. “People saw why he is already number four in the world.”
Medvedev said. “To be honest in my mind, I was already thinking, ‘What do I say in the speech, it’s going to be in 20 minutes,”
“I was like, ‘I have to fight for every ball,’ and it went further but it didn’t go my way.” He posed for picture, Biting the trophy.
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