Nadal defies inspired Medvedev in five-set epic to win U.S. Open

Sep 8, 2019; Flushing, NY, USA; Rafael Nadal of Spain kisses the championship trophy during the ceremony after his match against Daniil Medvedev of Russia (not pictured) in the menÕs singles final on day fourteen of the 2019 US Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal survived a heroic Daniil Medvedev fightback to claim an epic 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 win and a fourth U.S. Open title on Sunday, moving within one Grand Slam crown of matching Roger Federer’s all-time record of 20. A routine end to the Flushing Meadows fortnight looked on the […]

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