Nadal struggled to breathe during US Open Final

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13 Sep 2019

Rafael Nadal makes shocking admission during US Open 2019 Final

Rafael Nadal came up with an uplifting performance to tame Daniil Medvedev in the final of the US Open 2019 last Sunday, to win his 19th Grand Slam title.

While Nadal was not one of the favorites, especially on hard court, he defied all odds.

However, he came up with a shocking admission, as he did encounter a problem during the final.

Breathing problem

Nadal struggled to breathe during the final

Nadal struggled to breathe during the final

Nadal admitted that he was struggling to breathe during the last game of the final.

However, he quickly cleared the air by saying that it had nothing to do with his health, and was instead the pressure of the final game.

"It was one of the most emotional finals. In the beginning, it was good and then it turned more difficult," said Nadal.

Nadal came up with solutions for tacking a tall Medvedev

"When my opponent is playing and he is very tall, you have to look for solutions, I am used to it as I have been doing it for many years," Nadal further quoted to Cope.

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Time violation

Nadal not angry over umpire's time violation warning

Nadal had also received a time violation warning in the opening game of the match.

However, Nadal admitted that he was not mad at the umpire, but instead hoped that the latter would have been somewhat lenient.

"But, it was not like this and I had to accept things like they went because he takes the decisions," added Nadal.

Federer's record

Nadal not thinking far ahead of leveling Roger Federer's record

Nadal not thinking far ahead of leveling Roger Federer's record

With 19 Grand Slams, speculations are ripe that he is a strong favorite to level Roger Federer's all-time record of 20 Grand Slam titles.

However, Nadal has said that he taking one step at a time.

"I will keep being my way. I will try doing things as well as possible and I will try to have chances to keep living moments," he concluded.

Next venture

Nadal eyes Laver Cup success before getting married

As of now, Nadal is scheduled to participate in the Laver Cup, set to be played from September 20 in Geneva, where he would team up with Federer, and four others, for Team Europe, to take on Team World.

Following the conclusion of it, he would reportedly get married before focusing on the season-end tournaments and the ATP Finals.

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Nadal is 33-year-old.

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Nadal won his maiden Slam in 2005.

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Nadal is currently ranked No.2 in ATP.

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