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Nadal not thinking about making grand slam history

With Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic having been shown the Flushing Meadows exit, Rafael Nadal is the last member of the Big Three still standing so it will be up to the Spaniard to extend the old guard's run of 11 consecutive Grand Slam wins.

A fourth U.S. Open title would also give the 33-year-old Spaniard 19 Grand Slams moving him to within one of matching Federer’s record of 20, but Nadal said after defeating Italian Matteo Berrettini in straight sets on Friday (September 6) that he was only thinking about playing his best against Russian Daniil Medvedev in Sunday’s (September 8) final.

The 23-year-old Medvedev caused controversy following a gesture to the crowd in his third round win over Feliciano Lopez which has led to him receiving a cool reception from the crowds in his subsequent matches. Nadal, however, did not think it would be a problem in the final, even saying that he would rather have the crowd against himself.

(Production: Mike Brock)

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