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    • I love what Rafa said before the match:

      “I would love to be the one to have more [wins], yes, but you cannot be all day frustrated or all day thinking about what’s your neighbor have better than you,” Nadal said on Friday after he beat Matteo Berrettini in a semifinal. “You have to be happy with yourself. You have to do your way. If you are the one to achieve more, fantastic. If not, at least I give my best during my career.”

    • One of the most amazing matches I have ever seen. Both Nadal and Medvedev played their hearts out in an instant classic thriller. It was tennis at the PhD level. I just wish both players could have walked out victorious, though when push comes to shove, I’m glad Nadal got #19.

    • I just watched the post-game presser and closing ceremony. Rafa was very emotional about winning #19. Especially when the US Open showed the montage of all of his grand slam titles. You can tell this one means a lot to him. I think Rafa has a bit of a chip on his shoulder in that he often gets unfairly labeled by some as a one trick pony that only wins on the clay at Roland Garros. Winning his 4th US Open title means a lot to him because it helps silence those who insist he can only win on clay. He’s not just the greatest clay court player of all-time. He’s arguably the greatest tennis player of all-time. That’s what he showed today.

    • I’ve always loved and admired Roger as a truly great player, but wondered how he could be considered the greatest of all time if he isn’t the greatest of his generation.

      Roger had won 5 US Opens before Nadal had fully emerged, but since then Rafa has won 4 and Roger zero. I don’t know, how do you judge? The only thing I know for sure is we’re all so very lucky to witness the rivalry of Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic.

    • In his interview with Mary Carillo, he said he was nervous and tired. He said the way he suffered so much, it made the win extra special.