US Open: Rafael Nadal defeats Daniil Medvedev, claims his 19th Grand Slam title

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New York: Rafael Nadal defeated Daniil Medvedev in sets of 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 to win the men’s singles title at the 2019 US Open.

It was Nadal’s 19th Grand Slam singles title and fifth US Open title.

The 33-year-old Spanish left-hander moved one shy of Roger Federer’s all-time men’s record 20 Grand Slam triumphs and became the second-oldest New York champion in the Open era after Ken Rosewall in 1970 at age 35.

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.

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