The Latest: Nadal beats Berrettini to reach US Open final

September 6, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):

10:05 p.m.

Rafael Nadal moved closer to his fourth U.S. Open title and 19th from all Grand Slam tournaments by pulling away for a 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-1 semifinal victory over 24th-seeded Matteo Berrettini of Italy.

Nadal trailed 4-0 and 6-4 in the opening-set tiebreaker but took the last four points.


One service break was all the second-seeded Nadal would need in the second set before he dominated the third. He never faced a break point in the entire match.

The 33-year-old Spaniard will face No. 5 seed Daniil Medvedev on Sunday.

It is Medvedev's first major final.

If Nadal wins, he will pull within one of Roger Federer's men's record of 20 Grand Slam trophies.

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