Rafael Nadal defeated Daniil Medvedev to claim his fourth US Open men’s singles title.
Nadal won his 19th Grand Slam title after he prevented one of the most remarkable comebacks in tennis history against Medvedev to move within one major victory of Roger Federer’s haul of 20 Grand Slams.
In his fifth final at Arthur Ashe stadium, after nearly five hours of drama, Nadal survived an inspired effort from Russian No. 5 seed, 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4, in the 2019 men’s singles final.
Nadal admitted that it was an emotional night of his tennis career.
“It’s been one of the most emotional nights in my tennis career.
“It was an amazing final, since I had the match under control more or less.
“Tonight everybody saw why he is number four in the world.
“The way he was able to fight, to change the rhythm of the match, was incredible.”
The Spaniard is the oldest men’s finalist since Federer (34) in 2015.
Rafael Nadal took home $3.85 million for winning the US Open.