What a match. Spain’s Rafael Nadal has won his fourth US Open title and 19th major championship with a 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 win over Russia’s Daniil Medvedev after four hours and 50 minutes.
Now for the history:
- Nadal has won his fifth grand slam title since turning 30, surpassing a record shared by Djokovic, Federer, Laver, and Rosewall (four apiece)
- He’s the second-oldest US Open champion in the Open era after Ken Rosewall (35) in 1970
- He’s won multiple grand slam titles for the fifth time in his career (2008, 2010, 2013 and 2017)