Morning Man: US Open champion Rafael Nadal!
Sexy Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal won the US Open for the fourth time on Sunday in dramatic five-set fashion over rising Russian sensation Daniil Medvedev.
It is the 19th grand slam title of Nadal’s career and judging from his emotional reaction to winning it, it seemed to be one of the titles that meant the most. It was four hours and 50 minutes of spellbinding tennis and Rafa showed he still has the passion and skill to come out on top.
Emotions were already running high on an electric night at Flushing Meadows but were then ratcheted up a notch by organizers as a montage of Nadal’s illustrious career was shown ahead of the trophy presentation. The video, which featured each of his grand slam victories, was met by huge cheers from the crowd and reduced Nadal to tears.
“The emotions sometimes are impossible to control and I tried to resist but it was difficult,” Nadal told CNN, speaking of the scenes that followed his victory. “All those people supporting [...] these things make this day unforgettable for me.”