Wednesday, May 18

Nadal won Australian Open – broke Grand Slam record after incredible comeback

Nadal – Medvedev: 2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5

On Sunday, Rafael Nadal had the chance to become historic and become the first man to reach 21 Grand Slam titles in the Australian Open final against Russian Daniil Medvedev.

Nadal did it after a crazy five-set thriller in five hours and 24 minutes. The Russian won the first two sets, but with three sets in a row, Nadal took a very strong comeback victory, and secured the Grand Slam record on the men’s side.

The 35-year-old from Mallorca won with the set numbers 2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5. Now he can call himself the world’s most winning men’s player in tennis.

The Spaniard was equal to Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer before Sunday’s final with 20 Grand Slam titles, but now reigns as lone majesty.

The final winner is Nadal’s second in the Australian Open. He also won the tournament in 2009.

Margaret Court has the most Grand Slam titles on the women’s side with 24, one more than Serena Williams.

Grand Slam titles (men)

Rafael Nadal (21): Australian Open (2), French Open (13), Wimbledon (2), US Open (8)

Novak Djokovic (20): Australian Open (9), French Open (2), Wimbledon (6), US Open (3)

Roger Federer (20): Australian Open (6), French Open (1), Wimbledon (8), US Open (5)


For a long time it seemed that it would remain the same between the three superstars, when Medvedev won the first sets 6-2 and 7-6 after a tiebreak.

The Russian got the audience against him, and it was clear that the audience wanted Nadal to take the Grand Slam record on Sunday.

In the third set, the Spaniard started a violent turnaround operation. The 35-year-old won sets three and four 6-4, and forced a final and decisive set.

Nadal served for the 5-4 victory in the fifth, but Medvedev broke masterfully. Nadal then broke back after the equalizer, and thus had a second chance to serve title number 21 home. He won the last set 7-5.

On the women’s side, it was Ashleigh Barty who won the singles tournament at the Australian Open.

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