In Flushing Meadows, the emotions were already high on an electric night, but were further enhanced by the organizers when a montage of Nadal's famous career was shown before the trophy delivery.
The video showing each of his Grand Slam wins was received with great cheers by the crowd, bringing tears to Nadal.
"The emotions are sometimes uncontrollable, and I tried to resist, but it was difficult." Nadal told CNN Sports Don Riddell about the scenes that followed his win.
"All these people who […] support these things make this day unforgettable for me."
"If I win, what will they show?" he was joking after the match.
Praise for Medvedev
33-year-old Nadal had to work tirelessly for the 23-year-old Russian's victory Enjoy the best Grand Slam Run his career.
Having left the first two sets to the Spaniard, Medvedev not only demonstrated his first-rate shooting, but also his mental strength, which made one of the greatest athletes a decisive proposition.
"It was a dramatic match" The match had everything, "said Nadal, still visibly tired from the marathon encounter, which lasted nearly five hours.
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It means a lot & # 39;
In 2005, Nadal got his first Grand Slam when he got the first of his 12 French Open title won.
Several records and 18 more G rand Slams followed, but Nadal, who once again dedicated his win to the family and support team, remained as modest as ever as he considered his last triumph.
"It means a lot to me to have this trophy in hand, I did well in the last three hours of the game, he played great," Nadal said of Medvedev's performance.
Nadal has just one title away from Roger Federer's record crowd count of 20 grand slams, but the Spaniard says he does not think about following the census of Swiss stars.
"I can not think about it all the time, I'm just trying it, for all I'm more than happy about my career," he added.
"I can not be frustrated when the boys are a little bit better off than me, let's see what happens in the next couple of years."