One of the most emotional nights of my career: Rafael Nadal on winning 19th Grand Slam title

first_img India Today Web Desk New YorkSeptember 9, 2019UPDATED: September 9, 2019 07:31 IST Nadal claimed his fourth U.S. Open crown. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNadal termed this night as one of the most emotional ones of his tennis careerNadal became the second oldest U.S. Open champion in the professional era behind Australian Ken RosewallNadal is now only one major trophy behind Roger Federer for the most by a man in tennis historyRafael Nadal, who battled past an inspired Daniil Medvedev 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 in a thrilling final to claim his fourth U.S. Open crown, termed this night as one of the most emotional ones of his tennis career and also thanked the audience for their support.Already the King of Clay, the Spaniard has been a master of the Flushing Meadows hard courts this New York fortnight but he had to dig mighty deep to beat the Russian and bring his Grand Slam career tally to 19, just one behind Swiss Federer.The 33-year-old lefthander became the second oldest U.S. Open champion in the professional era behind Australian Ken Rosewall, who was 35 when he lifted the title in 1970.US Open 2019 Men’s Singles Final, Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev: Highlights | Report”This has been an amazing final.”First word that I have is to Daniil. His summer is one of the best summers I’ve ever seen since I’ve been playing.”Tonight, everybody saw why he is the number four player in the world at just 23 years old. Many congratulations for everything. The way that he was able to fight, to change the rhythm of the match was just incredible. All the very best for the future, I am sure you will have many more chances to win here.”It has been one of the most emotional nights of my tennis career. Thank you very, very much, everybody in this stadium. It’s been amazing energy during both weeks. I think there isn’t another stadium in the world that is more energetic than this one so many thanks for everything.”advertisement”This victory means a lot, especially the way the match became so difficult, so tough.” “The nerves were so high after having the match under control. It was a crazy match.”I don’t know. I’m just emotional.”Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Rafael NadalFollow US OpenFollow 19th Grand Slam title One of the most emotional nights of my career: Rafael Nadal on winning 19th Grand Slam titleRafael Nadal held off a strong comeback bid to win his 19th Grand Slam title by edging Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 in a thrilling U.S. Open final that lasted nearly five hours.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Library opens free pantry

The county library does a lot more for the community than just provide books.The Simcoe branch of the Norfolk County Public Library recently opened a free pantry, and is offering patrons support of the Canadian Mental Health Association one day a week.These are both brought in by an activist group called RISE (Raising awareness, Improving conditions, Striving for social equity, and Evaluating actions and knowledge). People can drop into the monthly RISE meetings to chat about the issues they face living in Norfolk County.Some of the issues discussed by the group are lack of accessible and affordable housing, lack of access to nutritious food, and the general stigma attached to using programs like Ontario Works.The Little Free Pantry has been open for almost two weeks and has already been heavily accessed by people in the community.Anyone that would like to donate to the pantry is reminded they are not accepting food donations. They are looking for things that may not be covered by a food bank such as sanitary products, shampoo, tissues, and paper towels. All donations can be brought to the front desk.Accessing the pantry can be totally anonymous, and it is placed in a selected area to provide privacy.“They do not have to identify themselves, they just go over to the corner that it’s in, which is by the end of the fiction section, or they can ask staff for directions as to how to find it,” said Beverly Slater, manager of programming and communications at the Norfolk County Public Library.The unveiling of the pantry comes just after the library system offered income tax preparation for low-income residents and families. Seven hundred returns were filed through the program.Slater said that assisting those in need is “a very important part of our job as the library and as one of our community hubs.”“We have a need in our community to give access and to help,” she added.The library is also holding open office hours with Brandy Weaver, a case manager and transition support worker with the Canadian Mental Health Association of Brant, Haldimand, and Norfolk. The hours are currently being held on Tuesdays at the Simcoe branch.Weaver will be open to discussing community support, counseling, family support, housing, mental health, and vocational support with anyone in the community seeking support.astaylor@postmedia.com read more