After the No. 2 seed's 118 miles per hour serve forced an error out of Daniil Medvedev, he fell on his back and lay spread-eagled on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court.
"It's a different tour, different tennis", said Carlos Moya, a former No. 1 player who now coaches Nadal.
Medvedev was the one with the momentum, having three chances to break Nadal but could not quite get over the line, and there Nadal's experience started to show.
"I can't just think about Grand Slams".
At 33, Nadal may have the edge on Roger Federer, the 38-year-old Swiss crashing out of the US Open in the quarter-finals and failing to add to his Grand Slam titles since winning the 2018 Australian Open.
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates with the championship trophy during the presentation ceremony after their Men's Singles final match on day fourteen of the 2019 US Open.
But the 23-year-old from Russian Federation did not go gently into the night. "I think they saw it and they appreciate it".
Matteo Berrettini described him "the greatest fighter ever in this sport". "I feel a big energy when I am playing in this Arthur Ashe Stadium". In June, the royals celebrated Rafa's French Open win writing, "Nadal Garros 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and now".
Nadal took the first two sets in comfortable fashion, 7-5 and 6-3, before the Russian sparked a comeback and made it two games a piece, winning 5-7 and 4-6 in the following sets.
Langer defends Australia's Ashes celebrations
People can make of it what they like. "Experience tells me when you're doing well people try and pick holes in you", Langer said. The fifth and final Test of the Ashes 2019 will be played at the Oval in London from September 12 to 16.
Turns out, they stayed a lot longer. Medvedev reached the final of four straight hard-court tournaments to move into the top five in the rankings, with his performance at Flushing Meadows his best by far in a major.
Nadal says he wants to finish his career at No. 1 in the Grand Slam standings - ahead of Federer and Novak Djokovic, looming in third place now with 16 - but also insists he won't base his happiness on how it all shakes out in the end.
Nadal is now only one Grand Slam title behind Federer's record 20 and sits three in front of Djokovic's tally. Croatia's Marin Cilic remains the last new Major victor in men's tennis, five years ago and counting.
Quite aside from a decent fourth US Open title, of course the real impact is this title puts Nadal within just one more Slam of equalling Roger Federer's current tally of 20 Slams.
"I can say that I'm sure all of us, we're fighting our best to try to make this transition", he said.
When Medvedev trolled them during his postmatch interview that night, arms extended to encourage more boos, he seemed to assure himself a permanent place - at least for the rest of this tournament - on the fans' list of players they love to hate. "It's really tough to beat them, even to get a set from them, even every game to win is tough".
Nigel Farage has argued that the Brexit Party should be granted an electoral pact by the Conservatives to contest Labour seats. He said: "Well, Boris has often changed his mind about many things and that's one of his advantages which is very flexible".
British Airways is offering all affected customers full refunds or the option to rebook to other travel days or other airlines. Last night the Balpa pilots' union promised a "lengthy" campaign of industrial action until the row is resolved.
Some global flights of Japan Airlines Co from Guam and Manila were diverted to Tokyo's Haneda airport due to congestion at Narita. The typhoon disrupted other major train services in the metropolitan area as well, affecting almost 3 million commuters in total.
Currently, Wendy's offers breakfast, including a bacon sandwich and a honey butter chicken biscuit , at about 300 locations. Wendy's said it and its operators plan to hire about 20,000 workers across the country to support the additional daypart.
Ma has said that ensures Alibaba focuses on long-term development instead of responding to pressure from financial markets. It employs over 100,000 people, and has expanded into financial services, cloud computing and artificial intelligence.
We should be aware of the signs of trouble and help whenever we can or direct those in need of help to sources that can help. They show 305 people took their own lives here in 2017, while a further 304 died by suicide the following year.
Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, former Russian prisoner, attends his press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. Oleg Sentsov was freed after five years in a Russian prison on charges of plotting a terrorist act.
It officially formed a working group to study the issue in May, just a week after the bill was passed in the Senate. State and federal laws have priority over NCAA rules, so Emmert's amateurism rule would not stand above SB 206 .
The ministry said around 100 others were wounded in the stampede at the shrine, which is 100km south of Baghdad . A health ministry spokesman said another 100 people were injured and warned that the death toll could rise.
On a sunny August day, Max Werenka was on the lake where his family runs a cabin rental business when he saw something underwater. The water conditions, however, made it hard to see the vehicle from the surface, so Max grabbed his GoPro , his mother said.
Apple Watch Series 5 launched: More features on your wrist
Pre-orders for the device on Apple's website have already opened, and Apple said it will go on sale on Friday, September 20. The watch has a new built-in compass and updated Maps app which allow users to see which way they are facing.