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Daniil Medvedev v Rafael Nadal US Open Final 2019 Winner Odds & Predictions

Daniil Medvedev v Rafael Nadal US Open Final 2019 Winner Odds & Predictions

I'm very happy about what I'm doing.

Sure, the Russian has made finals in Washington, Canada, Cincinnati and now the US Open - only luminaries Andre Agassi and Ivan Lendl have done that before in the Open Era in the same season - but he was crushed by Nadal 6-3, 6-0 in the final in Canada.

Marin Cilic did take a set off him at the last-16 stage, but the 33-year-old has since crushed Daniel Schwartzman 6-4 7-5 6-2 and Matteo Berrettini 7-6 6-4 6-1. I like the atmosphere, I like the crowd. There were so many things I had to adjust in such a small but big period of time.

"If Medvedev is to have an impact I think the first five to seven games are really important".

Nadal says he wants to finish his career at No. 1 in the Grand Slam standings - ahead of Federer and Novak Djokovic, looming in third place now with 16 - but also insists he won't base his happiness on how it all shakes out in the end.

Medvedev lost his only previous match against Nadal, a 6-3, 6-0 punishment last month in the final of a tournament in Montreal.

Rafael Nadal's 19th Grand Slam trophy went from inevitable to suddenly in doubt in a thrill-a-minute U.S. Open final.

'Is a super tough final. "He's the player that is playing better on tour this summer", Nadal said.

'Every time I do something wrong on the court, I'm thinking with myself, I'm not like this in normal life. If not, is so hard. "He is very, very solid". But somewhat surprisingly, the US Open - where Nadal has won three titles - has become something of a second home.

"But all his season is fantastic. It's a dream to have the career Grand Slam, but this is more of a dream, to have the US Open [title]". Medvedev, like Nadal, remained rock-steady all the way.

"Talking about Rafa, it's tough to find words", Medvedev told a media conference.

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'He's only a machine, a beast on the courtroom.

"His summer is just wonderful", the great Spaniard said.

Daniil Medvedev first made a name for himself at the US Open by earning the wrath of spectators. If everything goes well you can move ahead and then buy their plans to stream Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev match live. He will also take advantage if Medvedev's serve, the least consistent element of his game, proves unreliable.

"I'm happy about my career. I will need it".

Nadal has been here in the final of a Slam many, many times, while Medvedev obviously has not. I think I started to play with more calm and was more aggressive.

High-emotion play has often been a signature of Medvedev's game - he meets multiple times per week with a sports psychologist to learn to rein himself in - so look for sparks to fly Sunday.

"Always is handsome to hear nice things from your colleagues", he said, adding, "I just I hope to be like this on Sunday". Kind of getting used to it.

Yet, Medvedev managed to take it, even though Dimitrov dominated pretty much every statistical category. He is coming off a straight-sets victory over Matteo Berrettini in Friday's semifinal.

"For a good part of the match, I felt up to the test", said Berrettini, a 23-year-old from Rome. If I'm able to win on Sunday, OK, it will be unbelievable. "When I arrived here, my goal was to produce a chance to compete for the big thing again. I lost them, but it's a great experience to know how it is to not let this happen again". So I want all of you to know when you sleep tonight: "I won because of you".

"Here the wind is not there". The Russian, seeded fifth, was playing his maiden major semifinal, not a first round match as the lack of a celebration may suggest.

Toss in Britain's Andy Murray, a three-time Grand Slam victor who is making a singles comeback after hip surgery, and you have a fourth star of the times.