Nadal won the Australian Open final and set a record
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal defeated Russian Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open final and became the record holder for Grand Slam titles.
Nadal lost the first two sets of the match on Sunday, January 30, with a score of 2:6, 6:7 (5:7), but after that he turned the tide of the match and won two games with the same score 6:4. In the final set, the Spaniard also took over — 7:5. The meeting lasted 5 hours 24 minutes.
So, Nadal won his 21st Grand Slam title in Melbourne. in a career. Thanks to this victory, the Spaniard bypassed the first racket of the world Serb Novak Djokovic and Swiss Roger Federer, who have 20 titles each. At the same time, the 35-year-old Spaniard managed to win the Australian Open only for the second time in his career and for the first time since 2009.
Nadal also managed to make a comeback from a score of 0-2 in sets for the first time since 2007. Then the Spaniard beat with a score of 3-2 another Russian – Mikhail Youzhny.