Nadal aims for 19th major title vs Medvedev in US Open final

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He will know that he is going to have to grind and grind big against Nadal.

But adding to that tally on Sunday will be far easier said than done; Medvedev will meet Nadal - a man also in sensational form, and who has dropped just one set on his run to the final. The 23-year-old, though, would want to emulate Safin in more ways than one.

With victory in NY, the 33-year-old Spaniard can take his fourth US Open crown and edge to within one title of Roger Federer's record haul of 20 Grand Slams. "He's one of the greatest champions in the history of our sport". Playing in his first Grand Slam semifinal and the first U.S. Open semifinal for an Italian man since 1977, Berrettini showed no fear on the big stage against Nadal.

Given the relative inexperience of his opponent this is a huge opportunity for him in the race to overhaul Federer's 20 Grand Slam titles.

Nadal saw off Andy Murray in the semi-finals while Berdych had stunningly beaten Federer and then Novak Djokovic to progress to the final.

Where is Daniil Medvedev vs Rafael Nadal taking place? . The 2019 U.S. Open men's final starts at 4 p.m. ET. The Russian has won twenty out of the twenty two matches he has played since Wimbledon, but one of those losses was a heavy defeat to Nadal.

Nadal's coach, Francis Roig talked about the big strides his ward had taken on hard courts. Since the end of July, he has played 24 matches on hard courts (winning all but two of them) and the success has not slowed.

"Rafa is feeling more complete now on the faster hard courts".

"He's one of the more solid players on tour". The task then for Medvedev is not just to match the relentless player on the other side of the net, but to put behind the Montreal thrashing and outlast a confident Nadal. The 23-year-old, into his fourth successive final, this one a Grand Slam, is on his way.

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"But it's true, I would love to be the one to have more, yes, but you can not be frustrated all day thinking about what your neighbour has that is better than you".

"Next time" has come much sooner than he would have expected.

Nadal, seeded No. 2, rolls into the final unbeaten at this tournament in 18 consecutive matches played to completion. Nadal said. "Very tough mentally and physically, too". "That's what I've been missing before", the Moscow native said.

"If I am able to win on Sunday, it will be awesome, " Nadal said. "I know how to prepare for it". Didn't work out before.

"Finally I'm here after three sets", Medvedev said.

"I said every single day, but I can repeat: I feel comfortable here", Nadal said late Friday evening after advancing to his fifth championship match in Flushing Meadows.

"But as I always say to you, and is true: I would love to be the one to have more, yes, but you can not be all day frustrated or all day thinking about what your neighbor has better than you".

Looking at potential reasons as to why Rafa is so short would obviously be useful, and I can think of a few, although I'd question the validity of some of these arguments at least. At Flushing Meadows, he has battled cramps, a quadriceps injury, a Grand Slam champion, hostile crowd and his own meltdown to reach his fourth straight final. They had booed Medvedev in the third and fourth rounds after he flashed an obscene gesture and later taunted them, saying he thrived on their jeers for the energy to win. He has won a lot, which means he had ended up playing a lot of matches as well. "But (there) is a match in front on Sunday; an important one". The good news is he has won 20 of those. Also, each channel supports high definition quality and you just need a good network connection and a compatible device to watch Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev live match. He may have to take a trick or two out of Safin's playbook to slay this giant.

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