Rafael Nadal celebrates ‘unforgettable’ US Open triumph
Rafael Nadal maintains his”unforgettable” US Open triumph against Daniil Medvedev has augmented his own heritage from tennis and admits it was”impossible” to hold in his feelings after his 19th Grand Slam title.
The 33-year-old Spaniard held off a fightback from finalist Medvedev to triumph in five sets to Sunday and seal his fourth title.
Nadal dropped after an absorbing near five-hour epic and cried courtside as a video of his wins was played following the game on the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
“This decoration means everything to me now,” said Nadal.
“Personal pride of this manner that I resisted all these tough minutes is very large.
“The feelings have been there watching all the success, all the minutes that came to my head… Yeah, I still tried to maintain the emotion, but in some minutes it was hopeless.”
Nadal appeared place to document a regular – if – straight-sets success when he led by two sets and a break before Medvedev hit back to provide a US Open timeless.
“At the exact identical time, Daniil made this moment also,” he said. “The way he fought, the way he played, is a winner way. Just well. I really think that he will have a lot more chances”
Asked to spell out the size of his latest accomplishment, the world No 2 added:”The way that the game became very dramatic at the end, that makes this day memorable… part of my own history of the sport.”
Focus shifted into the debate around that member of this’Big Three’ would complete their livelihood with the Grand Slam titles.
While he transferred three titles clear nadal moved over one of linking the all-time haul of 20 of Roger Federer in the men’s game.
“I’m honoured to be part of the conflict [with Federer and Djokovic]. But I really feel I will not be happier or less happy in this happens or doesn’t happen,” said the Spaniard, who won a Grand Slam in the 2005 French Open.
“I’m not going to practice daily or never play tennis for it. I am playing tennis since I love to play tennis.
“I can’t simply think about Grand Slams, no? Tennis is more than Grand Slams. I want to think about the remaining things.
“I seem with to be joyful. Naturally, the victory today makes me super happy. All the items that I realized in my career are a great deal more than what I thought along with what I ever dreamed.”
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