Rafael Nadal was two sets down in the final of the Australian Open 2022. But he came back strongly to win a long five-set single match with Daniil Medvedev and claim a record 21st Grand Slam men’s title in the Australian Open final.
- Rafael Nadal won the war of attrition to move ahead of rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer on the a list of men’s Major winners.
- Novak Djokovic missed his opportunity to better his nine Australian Open wins because he was rejected due to vaccination issues on the eve of the tournament, and Federer is also injured.
- This was one of the 35-year-old Spanish player’s greatest title victories in his 29th Grand Slam final as he won his second Australian Open, and also it came after 13 long years of his first in 2009.
- The Spanish maestro became only the fourth man in the history of the game to win each of the four Grand Slams twice and the third oldest man to win a Grand Slam title, after Ken Rosewall and Federer.
Nadal said, “This has been one of the most emotional matches of my tennis career.”
RAFA’S NEW BOOK
‘Rafa: My Story’ is the new book launched by John Carlin and Rafael Nadal. It is his an autobiography of his international tennis career, in which he remembers his early years and tells about the things that gave him the strength to reach this position in international tennis. With honesty and intelligence, Rafa brings to the readers, his phenomenal and extraordinary journey in which he never lost sight of his target, as he values it above all others. For him his family is extremely important. He tells in his book the secrets of his brilliant game and shares his own inspirational story that played a key role in his success.