Rafael Nadal won a fourth US Open title in New York on Sunday
Rafael Nadal claimed his fourth US Open after edging a gutsy Daniil Medvedev in a five-set epic to move to within one Grand Slam of Roger Federer’s all-time record.
The Spanish second seed led by two sets and a break before Medvedev, playing in his first major final, launched an astonishing comeback. Nadal eventually ran out 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 winner against the fifth seed after four hours and 50 minutes of breathtaking tennis.
Medvedev is one of the hottest players in men’s tennis having reached a fourth straight final of a hard-court tournament, somehow battled back from two sets and a break down before Nadal finally extinguished the Russian’s game in the fifth to secure a 19th Grand Slam.