Tags: Medvedev, Daniil (1996- )

For Rafael Nadal, the U.S. Open Has Become a Comfort Zone

Rafael Nadal struggled to acclimate to New York in his early United States Opens. In his first five appearances, he did not reach even a semifinal; within that span, he had won at least one title at the three other Grand Slam events. Things have changed dramatically in recent years, however: The courts have slowed,…

Rafael Nadal Shows Why the Young Guard Will Have to Wait

For 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. When Nadal won his first United States Open in 2010, there was no…

Rafael Nadal Wins the U.S. Open to Claim His 19th Grand Slam Title

Moments after winning one of the most grueling tennis matches of his life, Rafael Nadal sat in his chair, a few tears streaming down his face while the large video screen showed highlights of his remarkable career. When the camera shifted to a live shot of Nadal watching the tribute, the fans in Arthur Ashe…