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 .

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
Rafa had him though. He opened the door after he had that break in the 3rd. You have to keep your foot on Medvedev's neck because if you don't...He was tough for Novak to put away in AO too. He's very tough on hardcourt.
Nadal has to hit BIGGER and be more AGGRESSIVE. That is the only way. I don't think Nadal can actually do that unfortunately.
 

StrongRule

G.O.A.T.
And to think some were bashing Medvedev after his performance in Montreal final...Well, he won Cincinnati and USO right after that.
 

JadeC

Hall of Fame
Thought the match was over when Medvedev was broken in the third set. Took a nap, just woke up to 3-3 in the fourth. What the heck happened?
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
Nadal has to hit BIGGER and be more AGGRESSIVE. That is the only way. I don't think Nadal can actually do that unfortunately.
Yea he hasn't been nearly aggressive enough but he was getting away with it and was up 2 sets to love. Medvedev has gotten hot now so Nadal has no choice but the step up the aggression now.
 

TennisFan3

G.O.A.T.
Medvedev is just OUTHITTING Nadal right now.

Outhitting,outserving, outsmarting and outpacing. Unbelievable. Nadal has no answers and can't step up the aggression unfortunately.

Looking more like Fognini - Nadal 2015. Nadal is just not playing well enough.
 

clout

Hall of Fame
I went out for dinner at 7 expecting this match to be over...guess I shouldn't count out the spirit of the Bulls**t Russian
 

StrongRule

G.O.A.T.
I have no idea how Medvedev is suddenly playing so well. All tournament he was serving double faults like crazy. Where is that today??? His second serve is great.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
everyone says med is moving better and looks fresher, then how come he can't do anything on nadal's serve games
His 1st serve return, especially on the ad side (all Rafa is doing is swinging it wide 95% of the time), is a bit too inconsistent to apply enough pressure and maybe force a break. Rafa has been countering that return position brilliantly mind you.
 
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