In an interview to Carrusel Rafael Nadal's uncle Toni spoke about his nephew having just one Grand Slam title less than his rival Roger Federer. The 58-year-old said: "Rafa didn't play 14 Grand Slams because of injuries.
It he had played some of them, It would be probable that he would be above Federer..." Speaking to Cadena Ser Toni added: "The fifth set seemed almost lost, because the other (Medvedev) was back from two sets to love, was playing very well.
Rafael, like always, fought until the end and in the end he achieved it." Borna Coric tweeted: "Congrats Rafa. Unreal tennis and unreal number of GS titles." Marc Marquez: "He wins and keeps going. Incredible.
Thanks Rafa for teaching that, regardless of how good the year is, the following one can be better. There is no limits." Iker Casillas: "History continues. Thank you for for making us enjoy Rafa." Medvedev wrote a tweet himself: "New York....I love you!!!!
Congrats to Rafa he is an amazing champion. For me...these two weeks have been crazy, exciting, and humbling! But I love your energy and can’t wait to be back next year!" The Tennis Channel pundit Mary Carillo said that the US Open final between Nadal and Medvedev was better than the Wimbledon one featuring Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.