Nadal edges Medvedev for 4th US Open title, 19th Slam trophy - Sentinel-Tribune: Sports

Nadal edges Medvedev for 4th US Open title, 19th Slam trophy

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Posted: Sunday, September 8, 2019 10:06 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The 19th Grand Slam title that seemed so inevitable for Rafael Nadal during the first two-plus sets of the U.S. Open final suddenly seemed in doubt as Daniil Medvedev forced it to a fifth.

What had all the makings of a crowning morphed into a real contest thanks to Medvedev, a man a decade younger and appearing in his first major final. Medvedev shifted styles, upped his level and received an unexpected boost from Arthur Ashe Stadium spectators.

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