Rafael Nadal said: ""[It's] so special to see this amazing crowd supporting [me]. As I said before the tournament started, I've always had a great connection with the crowd here in New York. They are very energetic, very passionate.
Matches like this, you come back to the hotel with plenty of energy because I really enjoyed a lot playing in front of the full crowd. Arthur Ashe Stadium here in New York, night session, it's difficult to be better."