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Nadal on verge of winning 19th major

New York (CNN)When Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in their titanic Wimbledon final, he moved to within four majors of the Swiss' 20 for the first time. Federer could have someone even closer to him by the time the US Open ends. If pal and sporting rival Rafael Nadal defeats 23-year-old upstart Daniil Medvedev, he would get to 19 majors and close to within one of Federer for the first time. It would tie him with the top-ranked Djokovic on two majors in 2019, and few would have forecast that after Nadal was crushed by the Serb in the Australian Open final, then slumped — by his unprecedented standards — early on his preferred surface of clay. Visit our tennis page for more news and videosHe ended the clay swing by winning a 12th French ...
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