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US Open 2019 Final Highlights: Rafael Nadal wins 19th Grand Slam title

US Open 2019 Final Highlights: Rafael Nadal defeated Daniil Medvedev by 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 to lift his fourth US Open title.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: September 9, 2019 6:47:52 am
US Open 2019 Final Highlights: Rafael Nadal won his fourth US Open title.

US Open 2019 Final Highlights: In a rematch of the Canadian Open final from last month, Rafael Nadal turned out triumphant against Daniil Medvedev by 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 in the US Open 2019 men’s singles final on Sunday.

World No. 2 Rafael Nadal clinched his 19th Grand Slam title and his fourth US Open title against the fifth-seeded Daniil Medvedev in the Arthur Ashe stadium. Repeating the result from the previous encounter, when Nadal beat Medvedev 6-3, 6-0 in their last meeting last month in the Rogers Cup, the pair took nearly five hours to come to a result.

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US Open 2019 Final Highlights:

06:43 (IST)09 Sep 2019
19TH GRAND SLAM!
06:40 (IST)09 Sep 2019
RAFAEL NADAL WINS!

Nadal serves for the Championship and the first point of the game goes to Medvedev. Another rally, another near impossible Nadal shot and it's 15-15. Medvedev is still powering through, through his kinesio tapes and cramps and painkillers, and is now ahead 30-40. Nadal brings it to deuce. And to advantage. And to the championship! Rafael Nadal wins the US Open by beating Daniil Medvedev, 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4!

06:30 (IST)09 Sep 2019
Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 5-4 Medvedev

It's like a pendulum, and it's going both sides equally. The entire crowd have their hearts on pause, because it is so thrilling. 30-30, and Medvedev has to save his serve. But after a brief rally, Nadal slays Medvedev with yet another net point. Championship point for him now. And Medvedev makes it deuce! This is some interplanetary tennis! Nadal gains the advantage after Medvedev fails to return from the net. And it's deuce after Nadal fails to cross over the net. Medvedev just casually slams an ace, his 13th of the night to gain advantage.  And it's deuce again, simply extraordinary. Medvedev keeps gaining the heat with his 14th ace of the night, and with a Nadal error, Medvedev holds! Finally.

06:23 (IST)09 Sep 2019
Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 5-3 Medvedev

Nadal serves for the Championship and it's 15-0, unchallenged. But he concedes his fourth double fault of the night, and it's 15-15. Nadal is stretched in the next rally, and he did the impossible with two impossible backhands, he returned Medvedev and made it 30-15. But wait, is that a twist in the tale, as the Russian adversary has made it 30-30. And he goes on to win the game! Medvedev breaks!

06:15 (IST)09 Sep 2019
Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 5-2 Medvedev

Medvedev takes a lead of 30-15, but he looks shaken up now and underconfident as he concedes to Nadal. Once, and then twice, the secon time to a Spanish dropshot. 30-40. The Russian tries to smash it and he goes too long and Nadal breaks! All over for Medvedev?

06:11 (IST)09 Sep 2019
Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 4-2 Medvedev

Nadals holds to 15, and Arthur Ashe Stadium erupts. What tennis from the 33-year-old Spaniard, as his experience is taking him abit further than Medvedev. An uphill task for the Russian.

06:05 (IST)09 Sep 2019
Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 3-2 Medvedev

Medvedev racks up the points soon enough, making it 40-0, with a sense of urgency. But Nadal is still not letting a single point go, trying to win them with everything he has in him. 40-30. And then he turns it into a deuce! Nadal shows why he has won 18 Grand Slams and gets his fourth consecutive point, which is reversed by Medvedev. Deuce again, and Nadal gets the advantage, and he breaks after a tedious rally! What a player!

05:57 (IST)09 Sep 2019
Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 2-2 Medvedev

Nadal wins the first point, and since then it has swayed both ways. but a Nadal forehand stops it and makes it 40-15. And he holds. 

05:55 (IST)09 Sep 2019
Tick tock tick tock!
05:51 (IST)09 Sep 2019
Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 1-2 Medvedev

Medvedev doesn't choose to dwell in Nadal's excitement and celebrations, and he keeps his momentum going with his serve and gets a solid 40-15 lead. But Nadal closes the gap after winning a point. Quick reflexes, strong grip on the backhand, and Medvedev holds. This will go down to the wire. 

05:49 (IST)09 Sep 2019
Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 1-1 Medvedev

Medvedev forces Nadal to go long and overhit it for the first point, but it is in the second point of the game that he brings out his magnificent cross-backhand. Nadal gets one back. 15-30. Two points-a-piece and it's 30-40, which Nadal turns into a deuce. After two deuces, Nadal wins the game after a time violation. No one has won a US Open final from two sets down in the Open Era! Could he stop the Russian?

05:41 (IST)09 Sep 2019
Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 0-1 Medvedev

Medvedev begins with a point, and ends with a point too. He holds to 15. Meanwhile, Nadal seemed frustrated and agitated. Anyone would feel like that too, if they couldn't capitalise after winning two initial sets. 

05:34 (IST)09 Sep 2019
Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6 Medvedev

Nadal serves to stay in the set, and he does well to take a 30-0 lead. Medvedev finds a burst of energy and he earns a brilliant net point. Then another, and another with a well-measured forehand. Deuce. Two more points and the set's his, and Nadal concedes and Medvedev has a set point. What a turnaround this has been from the 23-year-old. And he returns Nadal's fearsome serve, and it's two-a-piece! What a final!

05:27 (IST)09 Sep 2019
Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-5 Medvedev

The Russian serves and after some exchange, he earns a brilliant point over Nadal's head. Soon after. 30-0 and then 40-0. And then he seals the game with his very own service game. What a match this has been! But when will the break come?

05:26 (IST)09 Sep 2019
Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-4 Medvedev

Nadal's serve. Nadal dominates. Nadal holds to love. Simple as that. 

05:21 (IST)09 Sep 2019
Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 3-4 Medvedev

It's going either way again, and it is not to Medvedev's liking, as he knows that he has got to be better on his own serves. Nadal has replied kindly with eac h point, making it 30-30. But Medvedev makes it 40-30 soon after, and he wraps the game after a brilliant rally with an ever-so confident forehand.

05:19 (IST)09 Sep 2019
Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 3-3 Medvedev

The long rallies continue, and Medvedev gets the better of the Spaniard in Nadal's serve. Nadal soon makes it 15-15. But, he goes on to win the sixth game of the fourth set and holds serve. No breaks as of now in this set. The clock hits 3 hours and 30 minutes at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

05:12 (IST)09 Sep 2019
Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 2-3 Medvedev

Medvedev takes an early lead of 30-0, but that is overturned by three straight points by Nadal. 30-40. A stupid mistake that even Nadal knows, and it's deuce. And then the crowd erupts as Medvedev gets the first advantage. After an exchange of deuce and advantages, Medvedev holds.

05:04 (IST)09 Sep 2019
Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 2-2 Medvedev

Rafael Nadal holds for love. Nothing else to say, just amazed at his endurance levels even at 33. 

05:00 (IST)09 Sep 2019
Nadal 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 1-2 Medvedev

The game just like the match is going either way, with both the players exchanging heavy blows. 15-15, and now 30-30. Medvedev is finding it tough to hold his serve, but he does after a lot of toil. He holds for 30. 

US Open 2019 Final Live Score Updates: Rafael Nadal will face first-time finalist Daniil Medvedev

Three-time US Open champion Rafael Nadal will face first-time finalist Daniil Medvedev in the summit clash of US Open 2019. Rafael Nadal beat Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-0 in their last meeting last month in the Rogers Cup. Medvedev, who has played magnificently throughout the fortnight and has had a great summer, will know that he was demolished by Nadal in their last meeting. So the encounter tonight against Nadal is by far the toughest for him.

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