2019 US Open Men's Final :- [2] Rafael Nadal (Spain) v/s [5] Daniil Medvedev (Russia)

Match result prediction poll

  • Rafa in 3

    Votes: 36 29.0%
  • Rafa in 4

    Votes: 43 34.7%
  • Rafa in 5

    Votes: 5 4.0%
  • Daniil in 3

    Votes: 5 4.0%
  • Daniil in 4

    Votes: 25 20.2%
  • Daniil in 5

    Votes: 10 8.1%

  • Total voters
    124
  • Poll closed .

mightyrick

Legend
Nadal has less on his shots now. Definitely feeling fatigue. Huge credit to Medvedev. Outside of Djokovic, I don't think I've ever seen a player who was able to actually make Nadal feel it physically.
 

TennisFan3

Legend
Match is completely on Medvedev's racquet. He is in Nadal's head.
Nadal missed SITTER second service returns.
I think a break is coming up. Nadal completely looks out of it. We're looking at a new slam champion.

The one miss on the forehand volley might haunt Nadal for the rest of his life.
 

racquetreligion

Hall of Fame
Daniil cannot keep this winners level up without his weaker stamina adding more errors as the match goes on
If the match was during the day where balls are faster he had more chance of a 4 set win, Rafa is just waiting
for him to commit more errors. Its the usual in the Homogenized era tennis is still in.
Those who are offensive usually end up like Shapovalov, Struff, Berdych or Fed at best but that's rare!
 

MugOpponent

Hall of Fame
I suspect Rafa will be able to win this through guile and experience but this will probably accelerate Medvedev's development at rapid pace.
 

RaulRamirez

Hall of Fame
Nadal has less on his shots now. Definitely feeling fatigue. Huge credit to Medvedev. Outside of Djokovic, I don't think I've ever seen a player who was able to actually make Nadal feel it physically.
When he's on, he's like a 6'6 Novak... I'm not saying he's as good or will have nearly his career, but...
 

davced1

Professional
As soon as Medvedev cools off just a tiny bit Rafa will walk away with this. I fear it will happen next game.
 

Incognito

Legend
Nadal has less on his shots now. Definitely feeling fatigue. Huge credit to Medvedev. Outside of Djokovic, I don't think I've ever seen a player who was able to actually make Nadal feel it physically.
And that’s the reason, Nadal and Federer keep losing to Djokovic. They can’t compete with him physically.
 
Man can't people see that Nadal is just working this dude... tiring him out. Yeah, the sudden burst of energy is a bit unexpected but if Nadal needs to blitz him, he'll blitz him. This momentum shift people are on about is nonexistent.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Just look at this, almost 50 net points for Daniil today. The guy can seriously change it up, how many serve/volley points today? He's the complete opposite of one-dimensional, it's just that his default plan A game is usually enough for most of the field at this point in time.
 

TennisFan3

Legend
I'm trying to manage my expectation level, but should this go to 5, I'm going to go nuts.
5th set would be a 6-1 or 6-2 Medvedev. Nadal would be DONE at that point. This I can almost guarantee.
No way there is any fight left in Nadal after this set. He looks HALF DEAD already.
Medvedev looks FASTER,stronger and the better player. His mph on groundies has become 10 mph harder. Can you believe that?
 

tudwell

Legend
I think Medvedev’s practiced his volley so much in this match he’s actually gotten better at it since set 1.
 
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