19th September 06:30 AM
Nadal wins US Open after thrilling win over Medvedev
By Semi Turaga
Monday 09/09/2019
Rafael Nadal wins the US Open beating Daniil Medvedev

Rafael Nadal has won his 19th Grand Slam title after holding off Russian Daniil Medvedev's exhilarating fightback in a gripping US Open final.

33-year-old Nadal won 7‑5 6‑3 5‑7 4‑6 6‑4 against the fifth seed in New York.

BBC reports Nadal, seeded second, was cruising at two sets and a break up, only for Medvedev to force a decider.

But Nadal stopped his momentum to eventually clinch a thrilling victory in four hours and 51 minutes.

Speaking after the final, Nadal said the high emotions made the final more exciting.

Nadal's victory moves him within one of Swiss rival Roger Federer's all‑time leading tally of Grand Slam victories.

Nadal, Federer and Djokovic have won the past 12 Grand Slams after the Spaniard lifted the trophy in New York for a fourth time.

Now Nadal has the chance to draw level with 38‑year‑old Federer, who was nine titles better off than his long‑time rival in 2007, at the Australian Open in January.

Earlier, teenager Bianca Andreescu stunned Serena Williams in a gripping US Open final to claim a first Grand Slam title and deny the American a 24th major.

Williams who is now 37‑years‑old did not cope with the 19 year old's quality in a 6 3 7 5 loss.

Andreescu says everyone should fight for their dream.

 

She is the first Canadian to win a tennis major and the first teenager to win a Grand Slam since Maria Sharapova claimed the 2006 title.

Earlier, teenager Bianca Andreescu stunned Serena Williams in a gripping US Open final to claim a first Grand Slam title and deny the American a 24th major.

Williams who is now 37‑years‑old did not cope with the 19 year old’s quality in a 6 3 7 5 loss.

[Source: BBC]

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