Ageless Nadal Clinches His 19th Major In A Thriller
The Hindu Hyderabad|September 10, 2019
Ageless Nadal Clinches His 19th Major In A Thriller
Medvedev gives the champion a run for his money, stretching the final into one of the longest in tournament history

Rafael Nadal captured his 19th career Grand Slam title in thrilling fashion on Sunday by winning the US Open final, outlasting Russia’s Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 to seize his fourth crown in New York.

The 33-year-old Spanish left-hander, who moved one shy of Roger Federer’s alltime men’s record of 20 Grand Slam triumphs, became the second-oldest New York champion in the Open era after Ken Rosewall in 1970 at age 35.

The World No. 2 took the top prize of $3.85 million at Arthur Ashe Stadium and added to his US Open trophy haul from 2010, 2013 and 2017.

Supreme effort

It took a supreme effort from the Spanish maestro, who nearly became the first player to drop the final after leading by two sets since Ted Schroeder in 1949.

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September 10, 2019