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2019 US Open – Tennis News – Day 14 – Men’s Finals


NewsWhistle was live at the 2019 US Open tennis tournament, where players and fans experienced fourteen days of fun and forehands in Flushing Meadows, Queens.

This year’s competition ran from August 26th until September 8th.

Our update for Sunday, September 8, the Men’s Finals, is below.




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Today was the men’s finals of the 2019 US Open.

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In five amazing sets of tennis, Spanish second-seed Rafael Nadal defeats Russian fifth seed Daniil Medvedev, becoming the men’s 2019 US Open Champion.

After winning the first two sets, Nadal struggled to close out the match – losing the third and fourth set. Prevailing in the fifth set, Nadal beat Medvedev – the final score 5-7, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4, 4-6.

Including this match, Nadal has dropped a total of three sets throughout the 2019 US Open. He is now one Grand Slam title away from tying Roger Federer’s record of 20 titles won.

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Nadal’s thoughts on his win:

“Just very happy. This trophy means everything to me today. Personal satisfaction the way that I resisted all these tough moments is very high. Just I normally try to hold the emotions, but at the end for all these facts have been impossible today.”


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Russian fifth-seed Daniil Medvedev on his first Grand Slam finals appearance:

“I definitely will remember tonight. I’m sure even talking about Rafa’s 19 Grand Slams, I’m sure he remembers his first final, even though he won it and I lost it.”

“I mean, was an amazing match. It’s an amazing story. All this summer is amazing for me. I will remember every moment of it. I have a really good memory if we talk about tennis. I’ll definitely remember it even when I’m, like, 70 years old.”


08Sep2019USOpen_0029 - Irina Shayk - day 14 - photo by neil bainton Model Irina Shayk

08Sep2019USOpen_2419 - Savannah Guthrie - Day 14 - Photo by Neil BaintonNews personality Jenna Bush Hager

08Sep2019USOpen_2365 - Savannah Guthrie - day 14 - photo by neil baintonMorning show host Savannah Guthrie

08Sep2019USOpen_2242 - Peter Hermann and Mariska Hargitay - day 14 - photo by neil baintonMarried actors Peter Hermann and Mariska Hargitay

08Sep2019USOpen_2130 - Eiza Gonzales - photo by Neil BaintonActress Eiza Gonzalez

08Sep2019USOpen_2076 - Hasan Minhaj - phot by Neil BaintonComedian Hasan Minhaj

08Sep2019USOpen_2039 - Hilary Rhoda - photo by Neil Bainton Model Hilary Rhoda

08Sep2019USOpen_1317 - lexi wood - photo by neil baintonModel Lexi Wood

08Sep2019USOpen_1378 - jj lin and coco lee - photo by neil baintonSingers JJ Lin and Coco Lee

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Actor Lei Jiayin

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Actress Wang Luodan

08Sep2019USOpen_1071 - melissa barrera - photo by neil baintonActress Melissa Barrera

08Sep2019USOpen_1195 - ralph lauren - day 14 - photo by neil bainton Designer Ralph Lauren

08Sep2019USOpen_0800 (1) - trevor noah - day 14 - photo by neil bainton The Daily Show host Trevor Noah

08Sep2019USOpen_0656 - tory burch - day 14 - photo by neil bainton Designer Tory Burch

08Sep2019USOpen_0525 - paul bettany and jennifer connelly - day 14 - photo by neil baintonMarried actors Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly

08Sep2019USOpen_0250 - michael douglas and catherine zeta-jones - day 14 - photo by neil baintonMarried actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Celebrities in attendance today include tennis player Rod Laver, journalist Anna Wintour, actors Peter Hermann and Mariska Hargitay (pictured above), broadcaster Savannah Guthrie (pictured above), news personality Jenna Bush Hager (pictured above), personality Robert Herjavec, journalist Norah O’Donnell, tennis player Stan Smith, personality Martha Stewart, entrepreneur Dylan Lauren, designer Ralph Lauren (pictured above), tennis player Virginia Wade, actor Paul Bettany and actress Jennifer Connelly (pictured above), comedian Hasan Minhaj (pictured above), ice hockey player Henrik Lundqvist, actor Michael Douglas and actress Catherine Zeta-Jones (pictured above), chef Marcus Samuelsson, gallery owner Vito Schnabel, designer Tory Burch (pictured above), dancer Tiler Peck, actress Uma Thurman, model Alessandra Ambrosio, actor Dyllon Burnside, actress Rachel Brosnahan, actress Condola Rashad, model Irina Shayk (pictured above), comedian Trevor Noah (pictured above), actress Keri Russell, actress Eiza Gonzalez (pictured above), actors Emily Mortimer and Alessandro Nivola, model Hilary Rhoda (pictured above), ice hockey player Sean Avery, actress Melissa Barrera (pictured above), actor Alexander Skarsgard, singers JJ Lin and Coco Lee (pictured above), actor Lei Jiayin (pictured above), actress Wang Luodan (pictured above), fencer Miles Chamley-Watson, model Lexi Wood (pictured above), model Cara Delevingne, actress Ashley Benson, model Suki Waterhouse, model Georgia May Jagger, NBA player Kevin Love, and ice hockey player Brad Marchand. 


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Five-seed Daniil Medvedev is the first Russian to reach the finals of a Grand Slam since 2005.

Rafael Nadal, 33, is the only man to have won five Grand Slams after the age of 30.


All copyrighted images by photographer Neil Bainton, unless stated otherwise.


For all of our 2019 US Open coverage, click here.


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