tennis genius Rafael Nadal overcame a breathtaking moment of men’s tennis final
to beat Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4.
Nadal took an early two sets lead from the start but things takes a dramatic turn-around when Medvedev came from behind to equal that number and tied the sets to two all going into the final set/tie breaker in an extraordinary, men’s final match which lasted for 4 hours 50 minutes. The 19th singles grand slam champion from Spain came back to win the final set to claim his 4th U.S. open title in spectacular style, winning the hearts of the cheering crowd.
He had received praise from his final opponent Medvedev who hailed the performance of the 33-year-old Nadal. “He’s a true champion. When i was watching his tribute on the number of trophies he won, I was like this is incredible,” 23-year-old Russian, playing in his first grand slam final said of Nadal. “At some point, I was thinking like in 20 minutes, I will give a speech so what should i say,” Medvedev recalled, in reference to the moment when he came ever close to winning the match.
“I thought I will lose the match when Daniil came back into the match,” says emotional Nadal. The Spaniard tennis star cried in front of noisy crowd in an emotional speech during trophy ceremony and thanked, organisers, fans and family for sticking with him every step of the way.
Fans roared on top of their voice as the Spaniard took to the podium to receive the coveted crown, equaling veteran Roger Fererer’s 27th singles career finals appearance on the night.
Nadal took home $3.85 million as a reward for winning the title by the United States tennis association.