After Rafael Nadal lifted his fourth US Open crown with a hard-fought victory over Russia's Daniil Medvedev, the sports fraternity on Monday came in unison to laud the world number two for winning the 19th Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows.
The Spaniard clinched the first two sets to almost turn the summit showdown in his favour before Medvedev made a stunning comeback, erased the deficit to seal the next two sets.
However, Nadal showcased his experience when it mattered the most to ultimately seal a 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 win in the final of the US Open that lasted four hours and 49 minutes--the third longest final in the history of the tournament.
From Argentian tennis player Juan Martín del Potro to former Australian tennis great Rod Laver, all took to their social media handles to congratulate Nadal for incredible win.
Taking to his official Twitter handle, Potro described the clash as "unforgettable" before extending wishes to Nadal for great victory.
"What a match guys!! Unforgettable fight @RafaelNadal @DaniilMedwed. Felicitaciones Rafa!! #usopen," the Argentina player tweeted.
American tennis player Sloane Stephen , who made a first-round exit in New York, was mesmerised by unreal performance by both Nadal and Medvedev.
"Wowwww that was unreal tennis - talk about leaving it all on the court. What a battle. Congrats @RafaelNadal & you too @DaniilMedwed," he wrote.