Rafael Nadal made history in epic fashion Sunday at the Australian Open, rallying from two sets down in the final to beat Daniil Medvedev and win a men’s record 21st Grand Slam title.
The Spanish southpaw had been in a three-way tie with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic atop the all-time list for men’s major winners but now stands alone thanks to his second career title at this hardcourt Grand Slam.
The sixth-seeded Nadal also became just the fourth man in history to win all four of the tennis majors at least twice. He last won the Australian Open in 2009.
Read the full article. Nadal has been publicly critical of Djokovic’s refusal to get vaccinated.
BREAKING: Rafael Nadal has won a men’s record 21st Grand Slam singles title with a comeback victory over second-ranked Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open final.https://t.co/tqLOzWDSoL
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 30, 2022
From two sets down to the most Grand Slam titles in men’s tennis history ?
— ESPN (@espn) January 30, 2022
You won’t see better celebrations than this on a tennis court ?
— Eurosport (@eurosport) January 30, 2022