US Open Champion Rafael Nadal (more on Rafael Nadal news) Hails One of his “Most Emotional” wins Rafael Nadal’s he becomes emotional when his head was in his hands after his epic triumph, feelings compounded when a video of tribute to his Grand Slam titles was shown in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Rafael feels “it has been one of the most emotional nights in my tennis career, with that video, with all of you,” Nadal told a cheering host that chanted his name so many times in the intense final set.
“This is one of the stadiums in the world that’s more energetic. “The Spanish great is up to 19 imposing slam titles, just one timid of all-time men’s record-holder Roger Federer, even as he pushed three clear of Novak Djokovic (read more Djokovic news). There was, perhaps rightly, a theory that Federer would have the best longevity of the ‘Big Three’, his style less dependent on the physicality of Nadal and Djokovic, whose difficulty and gruelling approach from the baseline led to those suggestions.
He ended with two grand slam titles and a 24-2 win-loss record – his best since going an extraordinary 25-1 in 2010. At 33, there are some signs Nadal may be slowing down, and he predictably looked tired at times in the incredible clash with Medvedev that last five hours. But he is showing he could be the king in the 30s of the ‘Big Three’, and his confidence is not finished yet. Click for more Rafael Nadal latest news.