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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 2018: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem in epic quarter-final

US Open 2018: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem in epic quarter-final

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2018 US OpenVenue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 27 August-9 September Coverage: Live radio coverage on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra; live text commentaries on the BBC Sport websiteDefending champion Rafael Nadal dug deep to win the longest match of this year's US Open in a classic five-set quarter-final against Dominic Thiem - which finished at 2:03am local time.World number one Nadal lost the opening set 6-0 after being outpowered by the Austrian ninth seed in New York.However, the 32-year-old Spanish top seed recovered to lead two sets to one before Thiem levelled in a tie-break. Nadal edged a tense fifth-set tie-break to win 0-6 6-4 7-5 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-5).The 17-time Grand Slam cham...
Rafael Nadal: US Open champion puts resurgence down to 'passion' for tennis

Rafael Nadal: US Open champion puts resurgence down to 'passion' for tennis

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Rafael Nadal put his remarkable resurgence down to his "love for the game" after claiming a 16th Grand Slam title at the US Open.The 31-year-old Spaniard beat South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-3 6-4 to win his third title in New York.Following his French Open success in June, it is the first time since 2013 that Nadal has won two Slams in a year."I wake up every morning with the passion to go on court and to try to improve things," he said."I still want to compete and still feel the nerves every time that I go on court. While that keeps happening, I will be here."When some day arrives that I don't feel the nerves or that extra passion for the game that I feel, it will be the day to say, 'OK, I do another thing.'"I am 31, I'm not 25, but I still have the passion and the love for the game....
Nadal beats Del Potro to set up US Open final against Anderson

Nadal beats Del Potro to set up US Open final against Anderson

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US OpenVenue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 28 Aug-10 SeptBBC coverage: Live radio and text commentary.Top seed Rafael Nadal swept past Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in brilliant style to set up a US Open final against Kevin Anderson.The Spaniard won nine games in a row at one stage on his way to a 4-6 6-0 6-3 6-2 victory in the second semi-final.Nadal, 31, will try for a third US Open and 16th Grand Slam title on Sunday, against a surprise opponent.South African Anderson, 31, beat Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 earlier on Arthur Ashe Stadium.US Open semi-finals as they happenedFriends Stephens & Keys set for finalMurray & Hingis reach mixed doubles finalAt 32 in the world, Anderson is the lowest-ranked man to reach a singles final at Flushing Meadows since t...