Rafael Nadal will aim to win his 19th major championship against Russian Daniil Medvedev in the US Open Final.
The 33 year old avoided a potential banana skin against Matteo Berrettini coming from 4-0 and 6-4 down to win the opening set on a tie breaker before eventually winning the match 3-0, his fifth straight set victory in six matches.
Another win on Sunday would give Nadal his 4th US Open title and put him 1 major behind Roger Federer.
On Sunday he will face 23 year old Daniil Medvedev. The Russian will be playing in his fourth final in a row continuing his remarkable form. However, he’s won just one of those three finals and was outclassed by Nadal in Montreal losing in straight sets. That is their only meeting to date. The US Open Final, though, provides Medvedev with a chance of revenge.
The youngster is awkward, he’s lanky, he’s not like anything else on the circuit and he’s 9/2 to cause an upset and win the final. Nadal will have to be bang on his game if he’s to clinch a 4th US Open title. The Spaniard is as short as 6/5 to do exactly that In straight sets.
Nadal lost just three games against the Russian in their previous meeting, albeit a two set match. But he’s 13/10 to win with a game handicap of -7.5.