Nadal admires Medvedev after the US Open 2019
Rafa Nadal praised junior junior Daniil Medvedev, his defeat in the US Open final.
“The first word I want to say is Daniil,” Nadal said in a statement after the match in Arthur Ashe, New York on 9/8. “His summer is one of the best summers I’ve ever seen. Tonight, everyone will see and understand why Medvedev became the number four player in the world even at the age of 23.”
In yesterday’s competition, the two players made one of the most dramatic finals in US Open history. Medvedev had just attended the Grand Slam for the first time, but showed a rare bravery and stubbornness. The match was probably over soon, with Nadal leading two sets and winning Medvedev’s ball game in the third set. Medvedev‘s valiant effort forced his seniors to go through five sets of matches in order to win 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4.
Rafa Nadal 3-2 Daniil Medvedev
“I want to congratulate Daniil for all his efforts. The way he fights, changes the tempo of the game is truly unbelievable. I am sure you will have more chances to win here. So, I want to wish you all the best, Daniil, “Nadal added, congratulating his juniors making their way to fourth in the world after the US Open final.
The fourth US Open Championship helped Nadal reach the 19th Grand Slam title, thereby closing the gap with Federer to another cup. During the awards ceremony, the US Open organizers showed a large screen of Nadal’s grand slam of 19 Grand Slam videos, and moved the 33-year-old to tears of emotion.
Nadal burst into tears after the US Open championship
“This is one of the most emotional nights of my tennis career. Thank you very much, to all the spectators on the pitch. I think, there is no other stadium in the world that is pregnant. the atmosphere is as passionate as it is here. Thank you all, “the 33-year-old said in a choked voice.