US Open glance: Nadal holds off Medvedev for 19th Slam title




US Open glance: Nadal holds off Medvedev for 19th Slam title
US Open glance: Nadal holds off Medvedev for 19th Slam title  

NEW YORK (AP) -- A quick look at the U.S. Open's final day:

Rafael Nadal won his fourth U.S. Open title and 19th Grand Slam trophy overall by holding off Daniil Medvedev's comeback bid with a 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 victory.

Medvedev nearly became the first player in 70 years to win the U.S. Open title after dropping the first two sets.

Instead, Nadal pulled it out and now stands just one major championship away from Roger Federer's record for men.

SUNDAY'S WEATHER

Partly cloudy. High of 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius).

SUNDAY'S MEN'S FINAL

No. 2 Rafael Nadal beat No. 5 Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4.

STAT OF THE DAY

1949 - The last time someone won the U.S. Open final after falling behind two sets to one; Pancho Gonzalez defeated Ted Schroeder 16-18, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

''Of course, I was in trouble.'' - Nadal, on losing his two-set lead and being forced to a fifth.

---

More AP tennis coverage: https://www.apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP-Sports

COMMENTS

More Related News

Federer stages great escape to reach Australian Open semis
Federer stages great escape to reach Australian Open semis

Roger Federer pulled off one of the greatest escapes of his career Tuesday, saving seven match points to come from two sets down and beat Tennys Sandgren for a place in the Australian Open semi-finals. The six-time champion's reward is a showdown against either long-time rival Novak Djokovic or big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic. "I don't deserve this one, but I'm standing here and obviously very happy," said Federer, 38, who became the oldest man in 43 years to make the last four at Melbourne Park after Ken Rosewall.

Nadal settles Kyrgios score to keep heat on Federer record
Nadal settles Kyrgios score to keep heat on Federer record

Rafael Nadal won a grudge match with Nick Kyrgios to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals and keep the heat on Roger Federer's record for Grand Slam titles on Monday. The world number one, labelled "super salty" by Kyrgios after he criticised the Australian's behaviour last year, fought off a furious challenge to go through 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/4). As the tennis world mourned the death of Kobe Bryant, Kyrgios arrived at Rod Laver Arena wearing an LA Lakers shirt, and 15-year-old Coco Gauff had tributes to the basketball great scrawled on her trainers during the doubles.

Vintage Wawrinka upsets Medvedev to make Open quarters 
Vintage Wawrinka upsets Medvedev to make Open quarters 

Former Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka turned back the clock in a vintage performance to stun world number four Daniil Medvedev Monday and race into the Australian Open quarter-finals. The popular Swiss star, who beat Rafael Nadal in the 2014 decider, dug deep to come from behind in five intense

Federer wary of Sandgren as Djokovic semi looms
Federer wary of Sandgren as Djokovic semi looms

Roger Federer has faced most top players on tour but never his Australian Open quarter-final opponent Tenny Sandgren, and he is wary of the American as he attempts to set up a potential last-four clash against Novak Djokovic. The Swiss great swept into the last eight for a record 15th time at Melbourne Park after a first-set wobble against unheralded Hungarian Martin Fucsovics. The Australian Open is Sandgren's favourite Major and he came from nowhere to make the quarter-finals in 2018, eventually losing to South Korea's Chung Hyeon.

Federer overcomes slow start, reaches Australian Open QFs
Federer overcomes slow start, reaches Australian Open QFs

Roger Federer needed some time to get going in the Australian Open's fourth round, a match after a draining and difficult escape in which he was two points from defeat. After seeming sluggish while dropping the opener, Federer quickly righted himself and pushed through the next three sets without

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Tennis