Emotions were already rising in the electric night of Flushing Meadows, but were then scattered by the organizers, as a montage of Nadal's famous career was shown before the trophy was presented.
The video, which featured each of his grand slam victories, was greeted by huge cheers from the crowd and reduced Nadal to tears.
"Emotions are sometimes impossible to control and I tried to resist, but it was difficult," Nadal told CNN Sports's Don Riddle, referring to the scenes that followed his victory.
"All those who support […] these things make this day unforgettable for me. "
" If I win, what will they show? " he jokes after the match.
Praise for Medvedev
33-year-old Nadal is made to work tirelessly for the victory of the 23-year-old Russian enjoying the best run in the Grand Prix your.
After releasing the Spaniard's first two sets, Medvedev demonstrated not only his world-class impact, but also his mental strength, which put one of the biggest sports in the decisive set.
"It was a dramatic match. There was everything in the match," said Nadal, still visibly tired of the marathon match lasting almost five hours.
"Medvedev is one of the toughest competitors and one of the best players in "
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