US Open 2019 Finals Picks Results
Total: 1 Win; 0 Losses
Rafael Nadal won his 19th Singles Majors Championship in a classic over Daniil Medvedev. Technically the match was over after the first set. As he did in his previous two matches, Nadal edged all three opponents at the very end of the set or in a tie-break.
All three matches made for terrific viewing. This one surpassed the previous two because Medvedev made an adjustment in the middle of the first set. It was the game I thought he would play from the jump but somehow he allowed Nadal to goad him into a finesse style of play. This was unlike Nadal and it took Medvedev by surprise.
It also showed that Nadal had hit a physical wall he was trying to not climb. Medvedev broke through and won the third and fourth sets through sheer will and going hard at Nadal. Pretty much all shots were power ones. In the fifth set, the players again exchanged breaks but it was Nadal who would break and hold to a 6-4 victory.
Now Rafael Nadal has 19 Men's Singles Majors Championships - 1 behind Roger Federer and 3 more than Novak Djokovic.
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