Medvedev nearly became the first player in 70 years to win the U.S. Open title after dropping the first two sets. Instead, Nadal pulled it out and now stands just one major championship away from Roger Federer's record for men.
SUNDAY'S WEATHER Partly cloudy. High of 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius). SUNDAY'S MEN'S FINAL No. 2 Rafael Nadal beat No. 5 Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4. STAT OF THE DAY 1949 — The last time someone won the U.S. Open final after falling behind two sets to one; Pancho Gonzalez defeated Ted Schroeder 16-18, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.
QUOTE OF THE DAY "Of course, I was in trouble." — Nadal, on losing his two-set lead and being forced to a fifth.
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