Top 5 Photos, US Open Day 12: Cabal-Farah victorious; Nadal fired up

Top 5 Photos, US Open Day 12: Cabal-Farah victorious; Nadal fired up

The Colombians added to their Wimbledon triumph in Friday's men's doubles final, while Rafael Nadal advanced to his fifth championship match at the New York major.

As the US Open comes to a close, new champions are being made while some are still competing for the title. These are the Top five photos from day 12 at the US Open. 

1. Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal did it again. In Friday's final against Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos, the top seeds were tested, but rose to the occasion with a 6-4, 7-5 victory to capture their second successive major. The tandem became the first Colombian players to lift up the Wimbledon trophy and now are the first South American pairing in the Open era to capture the US Open title. Cabal's two-year-old son, Jacobo, came on court to participate in the festivities. 

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2. As we've seen so often before, 18-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal is never out when he's down. Matteo Berrettini had a chance to win the first set tiebreaker, leading 4-0 and holding two set points. Nadal fought them off to snatch the opener and pressed forward to reach his fifth final at the event. The Spaniard will face No. 5 seed Daniil Medvedev for his 19th Grand Slam title, which would bring him to within just one major of Roger Federer's all-time mark of 20.

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3. Medvedev charged into his first Grand Slam final after surviving a set point in the opening set against Grigor Dimitrov. The Russian was able find a way, pulling out a 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-3 victory over the Bulgarian to claim his 50th win of the season. Medvedev is the second Russian man to make the US Open final (Marat Safin, 2000) and will play in his fourth consecutive final on Sunday. He previously finished runner-up in Washington D.C. and Montreal and raised the Cincinnati crown. 

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4.  Hundreds of eager tennis enthusiasts apply each year to get one of the best summer jobs in New York. However, the US Open only hires around 275 ball persons for the three-week event. Applicants have to get through two tryouts before being selected to take part in one of the top sporting events in the world.

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5. Rod Laver was honored on Friday for the 50th anniversary of his second calendar Grand Slam. Laver's 1969 season was one for the books, as the Australian captured all four majors and held up a total of 18 trophies. Laver boasted a match record of 106-14 that year, and of the 26 matches he won at the majors, 16 were against future Hall of Famers. 

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