This weekend, the Spaniard Rafael Nadal became the first player in history to reach twenty-one Grand Slam titles when winning in epic Australian Open final Russian Daniil Medvedev 2-6, 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-4 and 7-5 in five hours and twenty-five minutes of play.
At 35 years of age, the tennis player turned around a practically lost match to lift the trophy for the second time in Australia and undo the historic tie with the Serbian Novak Djokovic and the Swiss Roger Federer, who had also won twenty “majors” each.
The tennis player Rafael Nadal did not let up despite giving up the first two sets to his rival, number two in the world and who was playing his second final at Melbourne Park. After almost six months away from the circuit due to injury and 476 days after winning his last Roland Garros, the Balearic returned to celebrate in tears.
Rafael Nadal makes history at the Australian Open
As we have mentioned in other informative notes from AmericanPost.News, in the first round, Medvedev managed to make the difference in the fifth game, the Russian was able to break Rafael Nadal’s serve and put the match 3-2.
Later, a new break of the number 2 in the world would come, who with the passing of the minutes took over the Rod Laver Arena and imposed his game on the Spanish to the point of closing the set in 42 minutes 6-2.
It wasn’t until the fourth game of the second set that Rafa was able to break the 25-year-old’s serve and make it 3-1 in his favour. Concentrated and more aggressive, the Spaniard took advantage of the moment and stretched the difference keeping his serve. Medvedev, in any case, was going to level the game again and go into the break with a 3-4 lead, but it was during his service that the man from Manacor recovered the advantage (5-3).
After four hours of an intense match, Nadal managed to keep his serve and make the score 5-3. After losing the first two sets, the 35-year-old tennis player brought out his experience by winning 6-4, leveling the duel and taking it to the fifth and final.
The clock struck five hours and 20 minutes into the match when Nadal broke Medvedev’s serve again to make the final set 6-5 and go into halftime. Finally, with the physical rest that he had left, this time the Spaniard was able to keep his serve, sentence the result and make history by getting his 21st Grand Slam.
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