US Open Tennis 2019 Men's Final: TV Schedule, Start Time and Live Stream

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistSeptember 7, 2019

Rafael Nadal of Spain gestures after a point against Matteo Berrettini of Italy during their Singles Men's Semi-finals match at the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 6, 2019. (Photo by Don Emmert / AFP)        (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
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The stage has been set for the 2019 U.S. Open men's final.

On Friday, the field was whittled down from four to two. Daniil Medvedev secured the first spot in the championship round by prevailing against Grigor Dimitrov, while Rafael Nadal defeated Matteo Berrettini in the nightcap.

The winner will take home $3.85 million, while the runner-up will receive $1.9 million.

                 

2019 U.S. Open Final Schedule

Matchup: No. 2 Rafael Nadal vs. No. 5 Daniil Medvedev

Date: Sunday, Sept. 8

Time: 4 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN

Live Stream: WatchESPN

                

Rafael Nadal vs. Daniil Medvedev

Sunday offers Nadal an opportunity to claim his second U.S. Open title in three years.

The Spaniard took care of business against Berrettini in straight sets to secure his third Grand Slam final berth of the year.

He was the runner-up at the Australian Open in January before winning the French Open in June. He failed to reach the final at Wimbledon, bowing out in the semifinals.

Nadal has 18 Grand Slam titles on his resume, three of which came at Flushing Meadows. He is 3-1 in his career in U.S. Open finals, with his lone loss coming to Novak Djokovic in 2011.

A win Sunday would move him to within one of rival Roger Federer (20) for the most men's singles Grand Slam titles of all time.

Meanwhile, Medvedev continued his winning ways in 2019 with a hard-fought victory over Dimitrov. Though he won in straight sets, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-3, it was anything but an easy triumph.

Dimitrov gave Medvedev all he could handle, but Medvedev was on top of his service game. He won 75 percent of the points (41 of 55) on his first serves while piling up 10 aces.

It marked the Russian's first straight-sets victory since the first round. 

Medvedev has made a habit of deep tournament runs in 2019:

This, however, will be uncommon ground for the 23-year-old. It will be his first career Grand Slam final appearance. According to ATP Media Info, he is the first Russian man to reach a major tournament final since 2005 and the first to make it to the U.S. Open championship match since 2000.

Nadal is 1-0 against Medvedev, with their lone meeting coming in the ATP Masters 1000 Canada final on Aug. 11. The 18-time Grand Slam winner won that match in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0.

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