US Open 2019: Nadal Reaches his Fifth US Open Final and Earns the right to Play for a 19th Major Title.

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Rafa Returns!

Rafael Nadal reached his fifth US Open final by getting the better of Italy’s Matteo Berrettini 7-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the semifinal.

The Spaniard will now face Russia’s Daniil Medvedev who was much better in the semifinal than his opponent Gregor Dimitrov and won it in straight sets 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 to book a spot in the final. Nadal, who now has a great opportunity of taking another step towards Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slams, will go in as the outright favourite for the final.

After winning the semifinal, the 33-year-old only had words of encouragement for the 23-year-old Berrettini who still has a long road ahead of him. Nadal even claimed that the Italian is one of the best players in the world and wished him luck for the future.

Nadal on Berrettini…

I don’t want to forget to say congrats to Matteo. He’s young, he has everything and he will become a great player. He’s already one of the best players in the world and has a great future in front so all the best to him and his team.” #USOpen

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