Monday January 31,2022
Rafael Nasal wins record 21st Grand Slam title after Australian Open final comeback against Daniil Medvedev. Rafael Nadal produced a remarkable comeback in a gruelling five-set Australian Open men’s singles final against Daniil Medvedev to claim his record 21st Grand Slam title in sensational fashion
Nadal had the opportunity to overtake ‘Big Three’ rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer on the list of major winners with only a second Melbourne triumph and first since 2009 in Sunday’s showpiece, but he looked to have blown that chance after falling two sets down to the 2021 US Open champion.
However, the Spaniard simply would not be denied as he defied his advancing years to come roaring back for an unlikely 2-6 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-4 7-5 victory in a marathon final that will live long in the memory after going past 1am local time in five-and-a-half unforgettable hours on Rod Laver Arena.
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