US Open: Nadal kisses his 19th grand Slam title, one away from Federer’s record

US Open: Nadal kisses his 19th grand Slam title, one away from Federer’s record

World number two Rafael Nadal defeated world number five and first-time Grand Slam finalist Daniil Medvedev to win his fourth US Open title. Rafael Nadal captured his 19th career Grand Slam title in thrilling fashion on Sunday by winning the US Open final, outlasting Russia's Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 to seize his fourth crown in New York.

 
The 33-year-old Spaniard has now won 19 Grand Slam men's singles titles, just one fewer than Roger Federer's all-time record of 20 major titles. World number two Nadal took the top prize of $3.85 million at Arthur Ashe Stadium and added to his US Open trophy haul from 2010, 2013 and 2017.
 
Nadal, who was in his fifth US Open championship match and 27th Grand Slam final, is the first man to claim five major titles after turning 30. Finally, the Spain Bull aka 'Clay King' grabbed the title in Hard Court challenging Djokovic and Federer in their future prospects with his alarming 19th Grand Slam title.


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