The 33-year-old had to dig for about five hours to beat the Russian and bring his Grand Slam career tally to 19, just one behind Roger Federer’s all-time record.
Rafael Nadal overcame an almighty test from fifth-seeded Daniil
Playing his sixth final in the Flushing Meadows, the Spaniard proved
The lefthander became the second oldest U.S. Open champion in the professional era behind Australian Ken Rosewall, who was 35 when he lifted the title in 1970.
While the women have served up four different Grand Slam winners
Meanwhile, Daniil Medvedev moved up the ATP ranking to be the World No. 4 behind the aforementioned names.