Nadal now just one behind Federer

Spain’s Rafael Nadal beat Daniel Medvedev in Sunday’s US Open final to move within one Grand Slam of Roger Federer’s record.

If a great final fought over five sets Nadal ended up winning the final set 6-4 which was his fourth US Open title and 19th Grand Slam title leaving him just one short of Roger Federer’s total.

Russia’s Medvedev put up a supreme fight and fought back from two sets down to level the match but Nadal’s experience and know how helped him win the crucial points in the deciding set.

Nadal’s victory meant that the last 12 Grand Slams have been won by Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, three players all over thirty and who should be winding down their careers.

Nadal being five years younger than Federer will feel confident of surpassing Federer’s total, but his recent win may spur Federer on and the hard surfaces in Melbourne will suit Federer in his quest for his 21st Grand Slam. However, Nadal has won the last three French Opens without having had to play a five-set match and will be strong favourite to win again in Paris next year.

Nadal’s injury problems now look a thing of the past and he has reached the semi-final of the last seven Grand Slams, something his great rivals Federer and Djokovic have failed to do.

We are been blessed with two fantastic Grand Slam finals this year with Djokovic overcoming a match point to defeat Federer at Wimbledon and this victory by Nadal in the US Open.

It would be good for men’s tennis though if a group of young exciting stars came through to challenge Nadal, Federer and Djokovic and Medvedev should be one of these players.

In the Ladies Final Serena Williams is still looking to break Margaret’s Court record of 24 Grand Slams as Canada’s Bianca Andreescu beat her in straight sets. Williams has now been stuck on 23 Grand Slams since January 2017 and being 38 now will only find it harder to win her 24th Grand Slam.

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