Rafael Nadal wary of in-form Daniil Medvedev in race for ultimate prize | Kevin Mitchell

Victory in the US Open final would put the Spaniard just one major title behind his great rival Roger Federer Not for the first time, John McEnroe stirred the game into debate when he asserted that Roger Federer may finish his career with fewer grand slam titles than Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Who would have thought that possible? the walking quote asked on air shortly before Nadal stilled the robust challenge of the 23-year-old Italian Matteo Berrettini on Friday night to reach the final of the US Open for the fifth time, against Daniil Medvedev on Sunday. The Spaniard has won three of his 18 majors on this court, Federer has won five of his 20 here in a …

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, watches Serena as defending champion crashes out

(CNN)Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was in the crowd at Wimbledon on Thursday to watch Serena Williams in her second-round match against Kaja Juvan. Williams and the duchess are close friends, having met a few years ago at a charity event. Williams and her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, attended the former US actor’s wedding to Prince Harry last May. Williams also co-hosted a lavish baby shower for Meghan in New York City earlier this year. Mixed reaction The 37-year-old Williams is bidding to win an eighth Wimbledon title but first since 2016 after taking time off to have a baby. She needs one more grand slam victory to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24. But Juvan reminded her in …