Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev will meet in the final of this year's US Open, with the Spaniard seeking his fourth American grand slam after overcoming the big-serving Italian Matteo Berrettini in straight sets on Friday night.
It took the 33-year-old two hours and 34 minutes to humble Berrettini, 7-6, 6-4, 6-1.
The first set went to a tiebreak and Berrettini had a 4-0 lead over Nadal, but in the end, Nadal won the set.
“In the tiebreak I was a little bit lucky. I survived in that moment,” Nadal said in an interview to USA Today reported. “I started to play with more calm and a little bit more aggressive. I’m super happy to be back in the final of the US Open.”
He will now go against the game’s latest “bad boy”, Daniil Medvedev, on Sunday in New York to draw within one major of Roger Federer’s record of 20.
The Spaniard has only dropped one set on his way to final which makes it hard for Medvedev to overcome him.