On Sunday, Rafael Nadal will face No. 5 seed Russian Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final.
It’s just the second time the two will have met with their previous encounter coming at the Rogers Cup last month. Our champ won 6-3, 6-0 in extremely windy conditions in Montreal.
Date: September 8, 2019
Match time: 4 PM EDT – New York, Montreal / 9 PM BST – United Kingdom / 10 PM CET – Spain, France, Germany, Italy / Monday 6 AM AEDT – Melbourne. To convert to your local time, use this website.
Rafa on Medvedev:
He’s making steps forward every single week. He’s having an amazing summer, winning Cincinnati and making the final in Montreal and Washington and now the final here.
He’s been playing the best tennis on tour this summer so he will be the toughest opponent in the final. I need to be playing at my best. But in a Grand Slam final you can’t expect an easy opponent.
Medvedev on Rafa:
He’s one of the greatest champions in the history of our sport,” Medvedev said. “He’s just a machine, a beast on the court. The energy he’s showing is just amazing.
To play him in your first Grand Slam final should be, I want to say, a funny thing. It’s not going to be a funny thing, but it’s going to be an amazing thing to live.
Rafa, the 2010, 2013 and 2017 champion in New York, will be playing in his 27rd Slam final and third this year, looking to add the US title to his record 12th French Open.
Good luck & Vamos Rafa!
Rafa has made it to all four Slam semifinals this season since 2008.
He has reached seven consecutive Slam semifinals since his QF loss to Cilic, due to injury, at the AO last year.
Rafa’s seven straight Grand Slam semifinals is the fifth longest streak in the open era behind Roger, Nole, Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl, all that at the age of 32 and 33 and almost 15 years after that first success in Paris.
Matteo on his match vs Rafa:
‘I was ready to play for three or four hours, he [Rafa] was ready to play for six.’
‘So now I have to change my fitness training regime and start to practice more for this kind of matches.’
‘Everybody underestimated his serve, his lefty shots. Then with the first shot he was hurting me.’
[SOURCE: Excerpts from an article by Luigi Gatto crediting SuperTennis TV]
By “everybody” does Matteo mean his team? As Roger said “No one plays like Rafa.”
BEST OF LUCK TO RAFA. LESS THAN ONE HOUR AND I AM SUPER PUMPED
C’MON RAFA GET YOUR TROPHY
I asked her who is going to win today.
Olé, olé. That is the answer I got from a stranger with a tennis racquet in her backpack, on my way back home from walking my pooch.
We both burst out laughing as I joined in and will hum olé olé until Rafa bites his trophy today.
OLÉ OLÉ RAFA
I love to watch you play. You play with your heart and tryfor every point. I know you will win today. My heart says so
Finish line Rafa!
Get it done tonight with absolutely no drama.
Medvedev is a great player no doubt, but Rafa is the greatest.
Show him (again!) what you are made of Rafa!
Get USO #4! Clay specialist, suure!
Where is FAN LOVE during this tournament? Hope you are doing okay.
What a heartbreaking lost opportunity
Having lost 3 heartbreaking sets in a row, Rafa managed to win this tournament. No wonder he was so emotional.
Wamos Rafa, you are the best
Rafa lost three sets in a row? I hope that’s an error. If not, what planet are you on showing up here, as usual, to try to spread doom and gloom against Rafa. What kind of fan are you anyway?
Numbers don’t lie:
4 US Open titles
19 Grand Slams
23 the age of Medvedev
Rafa will send Medvedev back to Russia.
RAFA ROCKS FOR THE WIN
Praying for him as always 😇 Last match semi, Bravo Rafael 😀 It came on TV the result, in the hostel I clapped for joy 😂 the Mallorcans too, it s their local TV channel IB3. He the speaks to them in Majorcan Spanish. This evening going to watch the match on a big screen in a local bar. Fiona in Paris now in Majorca
Good Luck And Vamos RAFA!
Rafa, the king of problem solving. All the very best playing Medvedev in the final, I can’t wait to watch you compete and shine one more time here in NY. Vamos!
Rafa my son I will be praying for you n watching you at 4am Australian Western Std Time. Vamos Rafa. You are my adopted Aussie Son. Your Aussie Abuela Nan Shirley. xxx🏆👑🎉🎉🎉.
Rafa good luck champ vamosssssssssss you can do it one more Mach on Sunday ,love your fans are with you.❤️😘❤️🏆🇺🇸
Looking forward to see the same celebration on Sunday, love it!
Best of luck, Vamos RAFA!!!❤️
Rafa just remember to play to his weakness when you find it. You are playing so Amazingly well this year on hard court. Pace your self and make him do all the running from one side to the other. make him tired and exhausted . Control the point You will win by Dominating the Court.
A fan forever and best wishes for your new role in October
Vamos Rafa ! Buena suerta !
God bless the king Rafa i wish all the best tomorrow
Win or loose we know he plays his best.vamos Rafa good luck
Wamos Rafa, You are the best.
Rafa eat him up and spit him out for breakfast. He hasn’t a hope with the way you are are playing in this Championship. You are unfire. BUENA SUERTE RAFA.