PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal wins fourth US Open, 19th Grand Slam by defeating Daniil Medvedev

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal claimed his fourth US Open title and 19th Grand Slam crown when he defeated Russian Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 in Sunday’s final at Flushing Meadows.

The result means this year’s major titles are shared between Rafa, at the French and US Open, and Novak Djokovic, at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.

Rafa:

This has been an amazing final. First word that I have is to Daniil. His summer is one of the best summers I’ve ever seen since I’ve been playing.

Tonight, everybody saw why he is the number four player in the world at just 23 years old. Many congratulations for everything. The way that he was able to fight, to change the rhythm of the match was just incredible. All the very best for the future, I am sure you will have many more chances to win here.

It has been one of the most emotional nights of my tennis career. Thank you very, very much, everybody in this stadium. It’s been amazing energy during both weeks. I think there isn’t another stadium in the world that is more energetic than this one so many thanks for everything.

This victory means a lot, especially the way the match became so difficult, so tough.

The nerves were so high after having the match under control. It was a crazy match.

I don’t know. I’m just emotional. (via BBC)

Roger Federer remains at the top of the men’s all-time Grand Slam list with 20 titles, only one ahead of Rafa, who has now won 12 French titles, four US, two Wimbledon and one Australian.

Congratulations, Rafa!

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44 comments

  1. I loved the match! It had everything we fans want to see and more! So happy for Rafa and his team. Now go rest up for your wedding. And may you have a beautiful life with your new wife. Looking forward to Aussie OPEN, vamos

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  2. This is exactly the reason I idolize Nadal. He fights for me all the time even when the chips are down. Win or lose, I am in his corner. I have great faith in him. The song from the Man from la Mancha, ‘the Impossible Dream’ says it all for me, as to how Nadal fights for all of us, fans. And we are truly blessed by his strong will and determination, matched only by his kindness, grace and humanity.

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    • FIONA…..I COULD NOT SAY IT ANY OTHER WAY, I’E BEEN FOLLOWING RAFA’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS “SINCE HE WAS A TEENAGER. as Tina Turner put’s it ” LIKE NO OTHER-” Or ever will be….MAY HE REIGN KING OF COURT WONDER!

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  3. Rafa congratulations well don champ go and celebrate,🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆❤️😘❤️🇺🇸🎊🎉🍷🎈🍸🥂🍾🎉🎊

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  4. As always Ra fa wss a gladiator Ruthless yet humble in victory Good luck Rafael for your wedding may there be much Happiness in your life together xxxx

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  5. Oh Rafa what can I say you are the very best and always so nice to your opponents. May you go on and on my hero your tennis is outstanding! Enjoy a rest and see you very soon!

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  6. I got to bed at 1/4 to 3 in the morning- I hope no-one’s expecting any sense out of me at work today! What an amazing match from both of them. A lot of people would’ve given up at 2 sets to 0 and a break down, but Daniil just came right back at him … and it was equally amazing that Rafa was able to come back after losing such a big lead. How lovely to see Mery and Rafa’s mum and dad and sister having group hugs at the end, too! Not everyone gets on with their partner’s family, but they obviously all get on brilliantly.

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