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US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev to win 19th Grand Slam title

US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev to win 19th Grand Slam title

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Rafael Nadal won his 19th Grand Slam title after holding off Russian Daniil Medvedev's exhilarating fightback in one of the greatest US Open finals.Spain's Nadal, 33, won 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 against the fifth seed in New York.Nadal, seeded second, was cruising at two sets and a break up, only for Medvedev to force a decider. But Nadal stopped his momentum to clinch a thrilling win in four hours and 50 minutes - just four minutes shorter than the longest US Open final.Impossible to hold in my emotions - NadalMedvedev wins over 'amazing' New York crowdNadal's victory moves him within one of Swiss rival Roger Federer's all-time leading tally of men's Grand Slam victories."It has been one of the ...
US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Diego Schwartzman to reach semi-finals

US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Diego Schwartzman to reach semi-finals

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US Open 2019Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 26 Aug - 8 SepCoverage: Live text and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra commentary on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app. Click here for Live Guide. Rafael Nadal remains the favourite to win the US Open - and move within one of Roger Federer's tally of 20 Grand Slams - after a hard-fought quarter-final win over Diego Schwartzman.Spanish second seed Nadal won 6-4 7-5 6-2 against the Argentine 20th seed.But he was made to work as Schwartzman twice rallied from four-game deficits in a stuffy Arthur Ashe stadium. Nadal, 33, will next play Italy's 24th seed Matteo Berrettini, who beat Gael Monfils in their last-eight match.Three of th...
US Open 2019: Johanna Konta beats Zhang Shuai to reach fourth round

US Open 2019: Johanna Konta beats Zhang Shuai to reach fourth round

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US Open 2019Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 26 Aug - 8 SepCoverage: Live text and BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra commentary on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app. Click here for Live Guide. British number one Johanna Konta was in devastating form to beat China's Zhang Shuai and reach the US Open fourth round.The 29-year-old won 6-2 6-3 in 71 minutes to reach the last 16 for the third Grand Slam in a row.Konta, ranked 16th in the world, will face Czech third seed Karolina Pliskova for a place in the quarter-finals. She is the last Briton left in the singles at Flushing Meadows after Dan Evans lost to Roger Federer earlier."I'm really pleased. I am playing tough opponents...
Austin Butler ‘beats Harry Styles’ to play Elvis Presley

Austin Butler ‘beats Harry Styles’ to play Elvis Presley

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Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic has found its King - and it's sad news for One Direction fans as it's not Harry Styles.While Styles, along with Ansel Elgort and Miles Teller, had been rumoured to be in the running for the role, it has now been confirmed that it will be played by the relatively unknown actor Austin Butler. The 27-year-old posted a picture of a Deadline article confirming the announcement on his Instagram page, alongside the lyrics from Presley song Love Me Tender: "You have made my life complete, and I love you so." Image: Harry Styles was reportedly in the running for the role Luhrmann said it had been a competitive casting contest.In a statement, the director said that through "a journey of extensive screen testi...
Wimbledon 2019: Qualifier Cori Gauff, 15, beats Venus Williams in huge upset

Wimbledon 2019: Qualifier Cori Gauff, 15, beats Venus Williams in huge upset

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Media playback is not supported on this device Wimbledon 2019 on the BBCVenue: All England Club Dates: 1-14 JulyCoverage: Live across BBC TV, radio and online with extensive coverage on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app. Full detailsFifteen-year-old American qualifier Cori Gauff caused a stunning upset by defeating five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams in the first round.World number 313 Gauff beat Williams - 24 years her senior at 39 - 6-4 6-4.Fellow American Williams had won four Grand Slam titles - including two at Wimbledon - before Gauff was born. ...