Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev Live Score: Rafael Nadal is seeded second in the US Open .© AFP
Rafael Nadal looks to cap one of his greatest Grand Slam years with his fourth US Open title when he faces Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in Sunday’s final at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The 33 – year-old Spanish left-hander chases his 19 th career Grand Slam singles title, one shy of Roger Federer’s all-time men’s record, in his 27 th Slam final and his fifth championship match on the New York hardcourts. “Very happy for everything. Another final of the Grand Slam and another final here in Flushing Meadows means a lot to me,” Nadal said.
Live Match Score Updates between Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev, US Open 2019 Men’s Singles Final at Arthur Ashe Stadium
Rafael Nadal a set and a hold up!
Medvedev’s unforced errors allows Nadal to take the first game of the second set after being locked at 30 – 30.
First set to Rafael Nadal!
Rafael Nadal takes the hard fought first set 7-5 in over an hour, this match is set for an unbelievable finish.
An hour and a minute in the first set!
An hour and a minute in the first set, still no separating these two. Rafael Nadal returns with a brilliant shot to take the set point!
Gifted away from Nadal!
The Spaniard fails to get his return right, allows Medvedev to hold on to his serve. The first set is all-square at 4-4
Neck and neck finale!
Nadal plays a cross court shot, way out of the line, Medvedev will hold on to his serve to make it 3-3 in the first set
Instrumental serving from Rafael Nadal, takes 30 – 0 lead. Medvedev then hits it on the net to make it 40 – love, before he makes another unforced error to allow Nadal take a 3-2 lead in the first set.
Medvedev tried the drop shot, missed it. Rafael Nadal from 40 – 30 takes the game to make it 2-2 in the first set.
Rafael Nadal special!
Forehand cross court from the Spaniard after a long rally to make it 15 – 15 in the third game.
Medveded races to 30 – 15, then answers the challenges from Nadal well to hold on to his serve and make it 1-1 in the first set
Rafael Nadal starts with a 122 mph serve. Nadal plays a beautiful cross court forehand early to take a 30 – love lead, Medvedev comes back to make it 30 – all. Nadal makes an unforced error plays away from the line. The Russian then hits the net to make it 40 – all. Medvedev hits the net again to allow Nadal take the first game
Rafael Nadal to serve first, players warm-up!
Daniil Medvedev calls it tails, it falls heads. Nadal will take the first serve in the all-important final. Players are warming-up for one final time and we will be underway shortly.
Finalists being introduced!
Thunderous applause for Daniil Medvedev and Rafael Nadal as they take on the court for the men’s singles final.
“Have to fight out there,” says Medvedev before the final!
Daniil Medvedev says Rafael Nadal will not give away easy points and he will have to fight to clinch victory.
All about Rafael Nadal!
The 33 – year-old Spaniard has already won three US Open titles. He will be chasing his 19 th Grand slam title, one short of Roger Federer’s all-time record. It will be Nadal’s 27 th appearance in a Grand Slam final.
Rafael Nadal will be Daniil Medvedev’s fourth left-handed opponent in US Open
“It’s really unusual. I think this year before I’ve played like three lefties in all the year, “Medvedev said.
“Now I’ve already played three this tournament. Just amazing. But of course it helps a lot that I played three lefties before with completely different style. Kind of getting used to it. It’s going to help me, “he added.
Daniil Medvedev sees Rafael Nadal as super-human!
“Talking about Rafa, it’s tough to find words,” Medvedev said. “He’s one of the greatest champions in the history of our sport. He’s just a machine, a beast on the court.
“The energy he’s showing is just amazing. To play him in your first Grand Slam final should be, I want to say, a funny thing. It’s not going to be a funny thing, but it’s going to be an amazing thing to live. “
All set for the men’s singles final!
Hello and welcome to the live commentary from the men’s singles final between Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev. Second seeded Rafael Nadal will be aiming for his 19 th Grand Slam title, 4th in US Open while fifth seed Medvedev is set to chase his first Slam title.
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