Rafael Nadal: "I feel honoured to be part of this battle" | US Open 2019 Finals Press Conference

  • Published: 09 September 2019
  • Rafael Nadal’s Press Conference following his victory over Deniil Medvedev in the mens finals of the US Open 2019.
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  • abhinav sharma
    abhinav sharma  3 weeks back

    Give Rafa a like and respect for 19th grandslam

    • Min Chu Tong
      Min Chu Tong  1 months back

      If every man on earth as the humility, the modesty and diligence of Rafael, the world will be much better place!

      Vamos Rafa!

      • Lanie Oliva
        Lanie Oliva  1 months back

        We always love you RAFA

        • Pinaki Sankar Adhikari
          Pinaki Sankar Adhikari  2 months back

          Tears from my eyes Nadal after hearing you. I love you man. guy like you needs our planet. god bless you.

          • Pinaki Sankar Adhikari
            Pinaki Sankar Adhikari  2 months back

            some fukkeeeerrsss always try to down nadal, but I just can't understand why theese idiots dont know that CLAY is way harder to play than any hard court and Grass court. Hard courts are mostly in USA, thats why Hard court is best for them. with this 19th win, there is no doubt that RAFAEL NADAL is the greatest of all time. He is way ahead of federer Head-to-Head and have 3 more GS than Novak. SO NADAL is The Greastest and Will remain till the tennis sports exists in this Planet.

            • Stillalive
              Stillalive  2 months back

              Very good interview. You play tennis ? Lesson it !....

              • Fanny Craddock
                Fanny Craddock  2 months back

                stopping the other serving??? he was losing and he knows it......gone off him in a big way after this match

                • LaMar Jackson
                  LaMar Jackson  2 months back

                  I cried for Rafa. That is legendary. So happy for him

                  • SD SD
                    SD SD  2 months back

                    Throughout their Careers - Roger, Rafa, Novak have provided for us incredible memorable tennis matches... This individual sport tests not only test your physical prowess also it tests your mental resilience, character, spirit and heart.... Ability to bend not broke, get up from your failures and learn... prepare, adjust...

                    I like all three of them, they're winners... However I love Rafa more...
                    At times I have seen pity side of Roger in losses...

                    THEY ALL know what to say.... I mean what's the right thing to say even though they meant it or not...

                    In Rafa's case I never thought once what he says is not coming from his heart. I have always believed what he says is a genuine... He's gracious winner also he's gracious in loss - always willing to give credit to his opponent... Never made any excuses... Always gave his 200%... And willing to accept outcome wether good or bad.... Genuinely incredible human being.... I hope He will surpass Roger in majors.... For me he's #1 of all time.... probably his uncle deserve much credit of his success...

                    • Sabine B.
                      Sabine B.  2 months back

                      Nadal's decency and wisdom is much higher and more pleasant than the mindset of the average commenters here😣 I have the impression that many of them didn't even listen to this great presser!

                      • Jawaria
                        Jawaria  2 months back

                        Truly a legend ,Rafa said my focus on my game & how long can play well ,not only focus for number 1 r win Grand slam more then Roger,👏👏 well said Rafa love 💗respect🙏from pakistan 🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰

                        • Carlos R Gomez Beras
                          Carlos R Gomez Beras  2 months back

                          OK bur Nadal never won a ATP FINAL, not one!!!

                          • Angel Matos
                            Angel Matos  2 months back

                            Here's a quote from Frances Tiafoe, "When it comes to preparing to play tennis' super-geniuses, you dream about playing Roger Federer, even in defeat delighted at the chance to tell all how great it was to be dissected with such grace. You can practice for Novak Djokovic, as there are many near-facsimiles available who play the Serb's brand of crisp, attrition-based tennis. But nothing -no lefthander, no topspinner, no warrior-can prepare a player for what is to come versus Nadal. "I've never seen someone so locked in".

                            • Manju Natarajan
                              Manju Natarajan  2 months back

                              What type of watch he is wearing ?? Looks good

                              • Jonas O
                                Jonas O  2 months back

                                It's a "Richard Mille". Please do me a favour and don't google the price ;-)

                            • Marco Barbera
                              Marco Barbera  2 months back

                              "If you really want to follow the number 1, maybe you will lose years of your career" Pretty much what happened to Andy Murray in 2016 after his tear to end the season to get #1.

                              • Troy Vietnam
                                Troy Vietnam  2 months back

                                This is why I always prefer Rafa's personality
                                over fake hair tossing fagget Fed.

                                • somerandomdude999
                                  somerandomdude999  2 months back

                                  Nadal is just a beast.

                                  • Scott Gallagher
                                    Scott Gallagher  2 months back

                                    It’s going to be a very sad day when he decides to retire, will be a huge loss

                                    • Jonas O
                                      Jonas O  2 months back

                                      Damn, I couldn't even think about it ...

                                  • Victoria Perkovic
                                    Victoria Perkovic  2 months back

                                    Shot up your dirty mouth

                                    • Daniel Cho
                                      Daniel Cho  2 months back

                                      Everybody who saw this match will remember it for a looong time. Absolutely epic! What Rafa did at his age against a young beast like Daniil Medvedev showed his insane drive to win. Legend

                                      • juan oleee
                                        juan oleee  2 months back

                                        He will play 40 gs in the next 10 years.. Good luck Med my new fav player.

                                        • Lloyd Naes
                                          Lloyd Naes  2 months back

                                          Rafael Nadal is the GOAT human being as well as athlete and tennis player. I sense his career after professional tennis will be outstanding. We are so lucky to see him play during our lifetime. He is without parallel. Congratulations to the beast of the courts.

                                          • Kimberley Knights
                                            Kimberley Knights  2 months back

                                            Class act

                                            • Debolina Banerjee
                                              Debolina Banerjee  2 months back

                                              PROUD TO BE A RAFAN!! Rafa is an embodiment of humility. Who would say he won his 19th GS after hearing this interview? No boastful words...only what he feels deeply and believes in truly. It's this attitude towards life and tennis that has made him not just one of the greatest champions of this sport, but such a lovable personality. He is a complete athlete and a complete human being. Love Rafa forever!

                                              • K.L.
                                                K.L.  2 months back

                                                I love Rafa

                                                • Teflon Don
                                                  Teflon Don  2 months back

                                                  Nadal will finish his career with 26 grand slams and federer with 21.

                                                  • MC Bazyle
                                                    MC Bazyle  2 months back

                                                    Somebody tell him not to play in Shanghai or Laver cup for F-sakes. He has a wedding in October and is scheduled to play shanghai a week before. Rest, recover, spend time with your wife and then come back for Paris and London.

                                                    • MC Bazyle
                                                      MC Bazyle  2 months back

                                                      And of course he withdrew with injury from his 2nd and 3rd matches, in Laver Cup. He should have attended Laver Cup as the Alternate. Also, why not give a match to Bautista Agut?

                                                  • alegranca1
                                                    alegranca1  2 months back


                                                    • Dima Khanjaliashvili
                                                      Dima Khanjaliashvili  2 months back

                                                      I'm not sure I'll watch Tennis when Rafa retires. Don't get me wrong, I love Tennis, but Tennis came into my life because of this man. I can't imagine Tennis without Rafa in it. Stay healthy man, we need you.

                                                      • Johnny Kokkelsmit
                                                        Johnny Kokkelsmit  2 months back

                                                        Interesting to see the UK spelling here instead of American spelling.

                                                        • wheelmanstan
                                                          wheelmanstan  2 months back

                                                          Poor Roger still trying to fight off Nadal...but Nadal will pass him in slam wins, that's just one record Federer can't have. Djokovic might pass Nadal up as well. But yeah, never bet against Nadal. Amazing how talented and determined these guys are to keep playing and winning.

                                                          • Sean Thompson
                                                            Sean Thompson  2 months back

                                                            what a legend Rafa amazing that is 19 slams now you and novak and roger the 3 best ever players in the world and you guys are playing at the same time in the history or the sport! amazing!

                                                            • raj raju
                                                              raj raju  2 months back

                                                              I love Rafa 19 GS🏆

                                                              • Gonzalo Fernández
                                                                Gonzalo Fernández  2 months back

                                                                You should also have left the questions in Spanish. Not good manners

                                                                • Roman Riquelme
                                                                  Roman Riquelme  2 months back

                                                                  We should treasure these moments.Rafa the warrior !

                                                                  • SP
                                                                    SP  2 months back

                                                                    Who loves Federer give him a like 😊

                                                                    • ketha harinadha
                                                                      ketha harinadha  2 months back

                                                                      Huge 🤗🤗...don't listen internal & external noises, just never give up fight fight fight fight ....tought me how one has to love & passanate. Vamos Rafa 👌👌💪💪😍

                                                                      • Manuel Gasse
                                                                        Manuel Gasse  2 months back

                                                                        I like Rafa but I have a hard time believing that being number 1 or win grand slams is not important for him. I mean, he's such a fighter. Djoko, Roger and him are soooo competitive. It's part of their DNA and the reason they've been on top for so long.

                                                                        • felex777
                                                                          felex777  2 months back

                                                                          Congrats to Rafael. Bravo Danil!. A wonderful game!

                                                                          • gbrugarolas
                                                                            gbrugarolas  2 months back

                                                                            The 20th will come in year 20. He just beat a future champion who is 10 years younger than him! Muchas gracias Leyenda Increíble Rafa Vamos 🇪🇸🎾🐐

                                                                            • Julian Hansen
                                                                              Julian Hansen  2 months back

                                                                              It´s hard to say who the greatest champion is, in some ways i like Roger more, when he´s playing well, his variety and arey of shots is unbelieveable, technique. But i see an agressive nature of Roger sometimes i don´t see with Rafa, you don´t need to know if Roger has won or lost an important match, or a match in generel when it comes to the attitude he brings to the press conferences, he usually looks down when he have lost, and can respond to the journalists if he thinks it´s a stupid question in a passive agressive manner or a bit arrogantly, apart from that, he´s perfect, almost, doing charity: check. Wife and two sets of twins: Check. A true ambassador of the sport: Check. Rafa though, i really like him as a person without knowing him, he seems very humble always and helps Roger with his charities and has his own academi. Two real ambassadors of tennis Rafa and Roger. Novak can become somedays, in a few years.

                                                                              • Uddav Iyer
                                                                                Uddav Iyer  2 months back

                                                                                19 win and 8 runner up. If he had won all finals it would have been 27 today.
                                                                                Next year he should win all 4 major slams and create a record.

                                                                                • superman88
                                                                                  superman88  2 months back

                                                                                  Personally I think all three of them will downplay the importance of finishing their careers with the most grand slams. Both Nadal and Djokovic are now within touching distance of surpassing Federer's longstanding tally of slams (especially Nadal now that he is on 19!) - I just don't believe its not something they are playing for and yet another very important accolade they want next to their name.

                                                                                  • king invictus
                                                                                    king invictus  2 months back

                                                                                    its funny how he has a image of balfphomet (satan) on his gear.. in front of hole world.. since he has that logo i can not believe

                                                                                    • Jonas O
                                                                                      Jonas O  2 months back

                                                                                      It is the sign of a bull !! One of his nicknames is "the bull of Manacor" (his hometown in Mallorca Spain)

                                                                                  • Christopher Young
                                                                                    Christopher Young  2 months back

                                                                                    Please hire new journalists. These same questions are insane!!

                                                                                    • s y
                                                                                      s y  2 months back

                                                                                      He is not good in English. But he is good to play tennis

                                                                                      • Anne Macleod
                                                                                        Anne Macleod  2 months back

                                                                                        Rafa needs to author a sequel ... he has a wisdom about him. His comments about winning and losing ... he has such a thoughtful and considered approach. That’s what impressed me about Andre Agassi’s autobiography One... so many life lessons that both young and old can be inspired by. 🥎🥎

                                                                                        • MINDRIGHT
                                                                                          MINDRIGHT  2 months back

                                                                                          The man couldn’t have said everything any better. What a true champion and human being Rafa is. This is what life and tennis is all about.