US Open 2019: Novak Djokovic in awe of Rafael Nadal’s ‘amazing’ fighting spirit

first_imgUS Open 2018 Men’s singles champion and world No.1 Novak Djokovic, who had to pull out of the coveted Grand Slam in the fourth-round, congratulated Rafael Nadal for achieving another history feat in Tennis as the Spaniard went on to clinch his 19th Grand Slam title by edging out Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 in a thrilling US Open final. Djokovic hailed Nadal for his amazing fighting spirit and also congratulated Medvedev for an incredible summer on hardcourt in the USA.Djokovic took to Twitter to post his congratulatory message for both men’s singles finalists of US Open 2019. “Congrats to Rafa for creating more history in our sport and showcasing amazing fighting spirit. And congrats to Daniil for an incredible summer on hardcourt in the USA. You should be proud of yourself. Great things to come for you. Well done boys & thank you ?? for a fantastic match,” Wimbledon 2019 champion wrote.Congrats to Rafa for creating more history in our sport and showcasing amazing fighting spirit. And congrats to Daniil for an incredible summer on hardcourt in USA. You should be proud of yourself. Great things to come for you. Well done boys & thank you for fantastic match. https://t.co/dpCJA0UFt6Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) September 9, 2019This one was not easy for the second-seeded Nadal. Not at all. That’s because after Nadal grabbed the opening two sets and went up a break in third, Medvedev mounted a charge, shifting styles and rattling Nadal.Medvedev broke in the last game of each of the next two sets to force a fifth. But his attempt to become the first man since 1949 to win a U.S. Open final after trailing by two sets to none came up just short.advertisementNadal moved to within 640 points of world number one Novak Djokovic-eliminated by Stan Wawrinka in the last 16 at Flushing Meadows-after conquering his 19th Grand Slam title, just one short of third-ranked Roger Federer’s record total of 20.Also Read | One of the most emotional nights of my career: Rafael Nadal on winning 19th Grand Slam titleAlso Read | Rafael Nadal edges Daniil Medvedev for 4th US Open title, 19th Grand Slam trophyAlso Read | I was fighting like hell: Daniil Medvedev to fans after losing US Open final vs Rafael NadalAlso See:last_img

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