Rafael Nadal Edges Daniil Medvedev At US Open For 19th Major

Rafael Nadal Celebrates after winning the US Open.
Rafael Nadal Celebrates after winning the US Open. Photo credit (Danielle Parhizkaran/USA Today Images)

Rafael Nadal has edged Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 to win his fourth U.S. Open title and 19th Grand Slam trophy overall.

The second-seeded Nadal's victory Sunday moves him within one major championship of Roger Federer for the most by a man in tennis history.

This one did not come easily, even though Nadal took the first two sets and was ahead by a break at 3-2 in the third.

Medvedev came back by shifting styles and breaking Nadal in the last game of each of the next two sets to force a fifth.

But Medvedev couldn't quite become the first man in 70 years to win a U.S. Open final after trailing two sets to none.