Rafael Nadal Captures 19th Grand Slam Title With US Open Win
Nadal defeated Daniil Medvedev
in an epic five-set final.
To win his fourth U.S. Open,
7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4.
This has been one of the most emotional nights
in my tennis career.
It's been a pleasure to play
in front of you in this amazing stadium ...
many thanks for everything, Rafael Nadal, via statement.
Nadal is now just one major away from tying
Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam titles.
Medvedev rallied from two sets down and had a
break point to square the match at 5-5 in the fifth set.
He was the first Russian to reach
a major final since Marat Safin
won the Australian Open in 2005.
It's because of your energy I was here in the final.
You guys were pushing me to prolong this match
because you wanted to see more tennis and
because of you guys I was fighting like hell, Daniil Medvedev, via statement