Rafael Nadal beats Medvedev in US Open final to win 19th Grand Slam

Rafael Nadal beats Medvedev in US Open final to win 19th Grand Slam

- Rafael Nadal has won the US Open final after battling past Daniil Medvedev

- The number two seed got three sets in the best of five in over four hours

- Nadal is one Grand Slam title shy of rival Roger Federer who has 20 wins

Rafael Nadal has won his fourth US Open title following a hard-earned victory over Russia's Daniil Medvedev.

The world number two needed four hours and 51 minutes to win his 19th Grand Slam title with a 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 victory.

Nadal led 2-0 up in the first two sets but Medvedev fought his way back into the match as he leveled up with two straight set victories.

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But the Spaniard held on in the fifth set in a grueling match to emerge victorious over the world number four who knocked Stan Warinka out in the quarter finals.

Nadal is now one Grand Slam title short of Roger Federer who has 20 wins under his belt and could beat the Swiss if he clinches another win in 2020.

"Have been an amazing final, no? Since I had more or less the match under control," Nadal said on court.

"First word I have to say to Daniil is his summer is one of the best summers I have ever saw in our sport since I started playing.

"Everybody saw why he is the No. 4 player in the world at 23 years old. So many congratulations for everything. The way that he was able to fight, to change the rhythm of the match was just incredible. I’m sure that you will have many more chances to win here so all the best."

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