Andreescu and Nadal Crowned Victors
After two exhilarating weeks of tennis, Bianca Andreescu and Rafael Nadal won the U.S. Open 2019 finals.
On Saturday, Sept. 7, Bianca Andreescu seeded 15, and Serena Williams ranked 8th on New York’s hardcourt. Andreescu, the 19-year-old Canadian star, won her first U.S. Open final, becoming the first Candian and first player born in the 2000’s to win a Grand Slam title. After this defeat, Williams has now lost the last four finals she competed in since the Australian Open of 2017.
At the post match interview Williams praised Andreescu but told reporters that it’s inexcusable for her to play at that level and that she could have played better.
The tournament ended with the men’s singles final on Sunday, Sept. 8. After four hours and 38 minutes of play, Daniil Medvedev missed Nadal’s game-winning shot. The match ended 5-7, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4, 4-6 making Medvedev’s thrilling comeback not enough to win his first Grand Slam. This win gives Nadal his 4th U.S. Open title and 19th Grand Slam, making him one Grand Slam shy from tying the all time record held by Rodger Federer.
The world of sports went nuts after Nadal’s win, and multiple athletes showed admiration for Nadal on social media.
“Congrats to Rafa for creating more history in our sport and showcasing amazing fighting spirit,” said number-one-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic via Twitter.
“Appreciate his greatness,” said Tiger Woods via Twitter.
Top athletes will take to the court again in 2020 for a chance at the Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.