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US Open: 10 Images to Remember

September 10, 2019 09:50 IST

It turned out to be a couple of weeks of high-octane tennis and, fittingly, the 2019 US Open ended with an epic battle on Sunday.

 

Spanish veteran Rafael Nadal had to draw on all his experience to survive Daniil Medvedev's epic fightback and clinch his fourth US title and 19th Grand Slam overall.

19-year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu made headlines a day earlier after shocking Serena Williams to win her first Grand Slam crown.

Andreescu had failed to qualify for the tournament last year and ended 2018 with a year-end ranking of 178.

Nadal, 33, became the second oldest US Open champion in the professional era behind Australian Ken Rosewall, who was 35 when he won it in 1970.

10 images to savour from Flushing Meadows:

Rafael Nadal

IMAGE: Rafael Nadal celebrates his fourth US Open title. Photograph: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Bianca Andreescu

IMAGE: A jubilant Bianca Andreescu after winning her maiden Grand Slam title. Photograph: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Serena Williams

IMAGE: Serena Williams reacts after missing a shot in the final. Photograph: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Daniil Medvedev

IMAGE: Daniil Medvedev is interviewed on court after beating Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-finals. Photograph: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

IMAGE: Naomi Osaka, left, consoles Coco Gauff after winning their third round match. Photograph: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Roger Federer

IMAGE: A dejected Roger Federer prepares to leave the court after losing to Grigor Dimitrov in the quarter-finals. Photograph: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Grigor Dimitrov

IMAGE: Dimitrov is all smiles after beating Federer. Photograph: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Diego Schwartzman

IMAGE: Diego Schwartzman hits a between-the-legs shot during his fourth round match against Alexander Zverev. Photograph: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Taylor Townsend

IMAGE: Taylor Townsend read a book between games during her second round match against Simone Halep. Photograph: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Gael Monfils

IMAGE: Gael Monfils in action. Photograph: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters
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