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Rafael Nadal: one Grand Slam off Federer

Rafael Nadal: one Grand Slam off Federer
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  • The Spaniard claimed his 19th major tournament win by beating Daniil Medvedev in what was a thrilling five-set, nearly five-hour US Open final

World number two Rafael Nadal claimed his 19th major tournament win by beating Daniil Medvedev in what was a thrilling five-set, nearly five-hour US Open final (7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4) on Sunday.

The victory leaves Nadal, 33, just one Grand Slam behind Federer's all-time record of 20.