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Winning the US Open 2019, Rafael Nadal got the 19th Grand Slam

Winning the US Open 2019, Rafael Nadal got the 19th Grand Slam

Seed 2nd Rafael Nadal went through a dramatic marathon lasting 4 hours 49 minutes to beat Daniil Medvedev with the score 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 for the fourth time to the throne champion in New York.

The historic victory at Arthur Ashe Stadium helped Nadal close the gap with Federer's record of 20 Grand Slams just one more.

There was a huge advantage when entering the set of 3, but the Spanish player suddenly let Medvedev upstream spectacularly win the next two sets to pull the final into the deciding set.

In the final set, Nadal broke two serve games to take a 5-2 lead, before the young Russian player saved 2 match-points to shorten the gap to 4-5. However, in the deciding game, Nadal did not make any more mistakes to complete the final victory. 

After more than 5 hours, the Spanish superstar has won the 19th Grand Slam title, just a record from Roger Fededer a championship only.

Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev match information:

Time: September 9th 2019, 04:00 (GMT+8)

Surface: Hardcourt outdoor

Competition: 2019 US Open men's singles final

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Russian player Daniil Medvedev defeated Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-3 in the semi-finals of the US Open on September 6th.

Before the US Open 2019, Medvedev's best performance in the Grand Slams was only in the fourth round, at the Australian Open earlier this year. But the 23-year-old has grown spectacularly in the last two months. He participated in both the Citi Open Finals and the Rogers Cup, before winning the first Masters 1000 title in Cincinnati, and now, qualifying for the first Grand Slam of his career.

In contrast, Dimitrov came to the US Open with a loss of seven in eight matches, including a loss to 405th world rival Kevin King in Atlanta in July. He shocked shocker Federer to first enter the final Grand Slam semi-final of the year.

In the first set of the semi-final yesterday, most of the time the two players stood around the baseline. Dimitrov uses backhand shots to initiate attacks with forehand attacks. Medvedev was very patient, maintaining a slow pace in order to find the opponent's loophole.

Both players take a long time to establish stability in the game. Medvedev won the game with the first ball, before Dimitrov did the same to equalize 2-2. The average of durable balls in the first set does not exceed seven touches.

Dimitrov had his first set-point at 6-5, but Medvedev did not lose his temper and succeeded. In the first tie-break series, Medvedev had a slight advantage when Dimitrov missed a forehand and took advantage of that opportunity to win the opening set, even though the winner score was only half of the opponent (seven points) and more errors self-destruct (18 errors).

In the second set, Dimitrov won the first ball game to create momentum. But the Bulgarian was unable to keep the excitement for long, losing the next two games, while Medvedev reduced the number of self-defeating errors.

When the game passed two hours, Dimitrov began to hit the net with more frequency. Although he won one more game with the ball and lost only three points in the next two games to equalize 5-5, the error of catching the net in a row made Dimitrov pay the second set loss in the match.

In the deciding set, Medvedev sped up after leading 3-1 by winning a game to catch the ball. The fifth seed misses two chances of a match-point in the eighth game, before taking the serve well in the next game to end the match. Medvedev lost just three serve points and didn't face a break-point in the final set.

After two hours and 38 minutes, Medvedev scored 22 winners and made 40 self-defeating errors, while this parameter Dimitrov was 39 points and 46 errors, respectively. The victory helped Daniil Medvedev become the first Russian player to reach the Grand Slam final, since Marat Safin won the 2005 Australian Open.

Medvedev's 2019 US Open final opponent is Rafael Nadal - who defeated Matteo Berrettini after 3 sets with 7-6, 6-4 and 6-1. As Novak Djokovic and Federer both eliminated, the chance for Nadal to win the US Open 2019 is huge.

Match predictions: Rafael Nadal wins after 5 sets