Rafael Nadal Shows Why the Young Guard Will Have to Wait

The New York TimesFor a tennis champion devoted to his routines, Rafael Nadal has certainly managed to navigate plenty of change. Signs of the times were everywhere as he prevailed in a draining and dazzling United States Open final over Daniil Medvedev on Sunday night.

September 9th 2019


Rafael Nadal reduced to tears after winning 'unforgettable' US Open title

CNNEmotions were already running high on an electric night at Flushing Meadows but were then ratcheted up a notch by organizers as a montage of Nadal's illustrious career was shown ahead of the trophy presentation. The video, which featured each of his ...

September 9th 2019


Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev at US Open final, his 19th Grand Slam title

CBS NewsThis one was not easy for the second-seeded Nadal. Not at all. That's because after Nadal grabbed the opening two sets and went up a break in third, Medvedev mounted a charge, shifting styles and rattling Nadal. Medvedev broke in the last game of each of ...

September 9th 2019


Rafael Nadal set for 'super tough' US Open final against Daniil Medvedev

Los Angeles TimesThe old lion is still roaring. Rafael Nadal, 33, is back in his element, in the final of a Grand Slam event for the 27th time, seeking his 19th championship. He is playing for himself, not for numbers or records, an approach that has been liberating and energizing ...

September 7th 2019


Rafael Nadal vs. Daniil Medvedev: Keys to the Match, Predictions for US Open Final

Sports IllustratedRafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev will face off on Sunday with the U.S. Open trophy on the line. Nadal will be aiming for his 19th Grand Slam singles title, which would put him just one behind Roger Federer's all-time record. Medvedev, 23, is playing in his ...

September 7th 2019


Rafael Nadal wary of in-form Daniil Medvedev in race for ultimate prize

The GuardianNadal, normally the member of the Big Three most susceptible to breakdown, is still standing and looking awesome again. But his ingrained sense of caution and respect would not allow him to entertain serious thoughts about moving to within one slam of ...

September 7th 2019


For Rafael Nadal, the US Open Has Become a Comfort Zone

The New York TimesVery big things await Nadal with one more win at the Open this year. With a victory in Sunday's final against Daniil Medvedev, Nadal would finish with four U.S. Open titles this decade, passing Novak Djokovic's three. Roger Federer, who dominated last ...

September 7th 2019


Rafael Nadal overtakes six legends with US Open win over Matteo Berrettini

Express.co.ukRafael Nadal's US Open semi-final victory over Matteo Berrettini has seen him overtake six legends when it comes to making non-clay Grand Slam finals. The Spaniard will go head-to-head with Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final on Sunday, aiming to win ...

September 7th 2019


Rafael Nadal beating Matteo Berrettini shows two things about US Open finalist

Express.co.ukRafael Nadal was written off a few years ago. In 2015, after failing to win a single Grand Slam that year, many feared for the Spaniard. He hadn't even reached the last four and there were signs that he was losing his constant battle against injuries. Nadal ...

September 7th 2019


Rafael Nadal battles past Matteo Berrettini to reach US Open final and a clash with Russia's Daniil Medvedev

Telegraph.co.ukOn a wet and windy night in New York, a storm briefly threatened to brew under the roof as Berrettini, in his first major semi-final, had two points for the opening set. The Italian 24th seed had been clinging on to Nadal, fending off six break points including a set ...

September 7th 2019


US Open: Rafael Nadal will play for his fourth US Open title after drilling Matteo Berrettini

USA TODAYFLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- There were 193 points played in Friday night's US Open men's semifinal between Rafael Nadal and Matteo Berrettini. On the last of them, Nadal whipsawed a top-spinning forehand crosscourt winner, as splendid a shot as he ...

September 7th 2019


Column: Rafael Nadal sweeps his way into US Open final

Los Angeles TimesSomeday, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will lose their stranglehold on Grand Slam tournament titles. Someone will push the Big Three aside, cracking an opening for a brigade of energetic youngsters to break through, and the torch will ...

September 7th 2019


Rafael Nadal Will Play For 19th Major Title In US Open Final Against Daniil Medvedev

ForbesRafael Nadal of Spain reacts after a point against Matteo Berrettini of Italy during their Singles Men's Semi-finals match at the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 6, 2019. (Photo by Johannes EISELE ...

September 7th 2019


Medvedev beats Dimitrov to reach 1st Slam final

ESPNNEW YORK -- Daniil Medvedev first made a name for himself at the US Open by earning the wrath of spectators. Now he's gaining everyone's respect as he heads to his first Grand Slam final. The No. 5-seeded Russian has gone from trolling angry crowds at ...

September 7th 2019


Daniil Medvedev Advances to the US Open Final

The New York TimesThe fifth-seeded Medvedev, a crafty, lanky chess player, defeated the unseeded Grigor Dimitrov, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-3, in a semifinal under the roof in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Medvedev is the first Russian to reach the U.S. Open final since Marat Safin won the ...

September 7th 2019


Daniil Medvedev reaches first grand slam final at US Open

CNN InternationalWhen Medvedev bettered Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-3 under the roof in rainy New York on Friday, the fifth seed joined Andre Agassi — now one of Dimitrov's coaches — and Ivan Lendl in becoming the lone men's players in the Open Era to advance to the ...

September 7th 2019


The secret to tennis 'villain' Daniil Medvedev's success: His therapist

New York PostAll any villain really needs is a good therapist. Daniil Medvedev is no different. The mercurial “villain of tennis” who just beat Stan Wawrinka in the US Open quarterfinals on Tuesday, keeps his sports psychologist, Francisca Dauzet, stationed in his player box, ...

September 4th 2019


Analysis: Daniil Medvedev working to 'show the bright side of myself' after bad behavior

USA TODAYFLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. - Daniil Medvedev took the Arthur Ashe Stadium court Tuesday afternoon as the No. 5 player in the world and the No. 1 villain at the US Open. He is a fast-climbing 23-year-old Russian with the body of a swizzle stick, and enough ...

September 4th 2019


Against Wawrinka, Medvedev transformed from US Open villain to magician

ESPNNEW YORK -- Daniil Medvedev established himself as a worthy villain in the eyes of the demanding US Open crowd during a sensational first week at this year's tournament. But in the bright sunshine on Tuesday, he molted right before their eyes into a ...

September 4th 2019


US Open villain Daniil Medvedev keeps on winning, reaches semifinals

CNN InternationalIt could happen Friday at the US Open, and Daniil Medvedev did his part when he overcame Stan Wawrinka 7-6(6), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in the quarterfinals. If Wawrinka's fellow Swiss, Roger Federer, gets the better of Grigor Dimitrov in Tuesday's night session in ...

September 4th 2019