Rafael Nadal defeated Daniil Medvedev in ain Melbourne on Sunday to change into the primary man in tennis historical past to . In a gruelling match that lasted effectively over 5 hours and noticed fortunes swing between the 2 gamers, Nadal got here again from two units and eventually prevailed over Medvedev in a dramatic fifth set. Along with his victory, Nadal overtook Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic within the checklist of most males’s singles Majors and change into the primary ever male participant to win greater than 20 Grand Slam titles in singles. Nadal gained the thrilling remaining in Melbourne 2-6, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4, 7-5.
Here’s a video of the second when Nadal gained the title to create historical past:
One for the books@RafaelNadal defeats Daniil Medvedev 2-6 6-7 6-4 6-4 7-5 in a 5 hours and 24 minutes unimaginable match
— ATP Tour (@atptour) January 30, 2022
Earlier, Medvedev broke within the fifth and seventh video games to take the opening set in 42 minutes.
The duo then exchanged two breaks every earlier than the second set went to a tiebreak the place Medvedev prevailed in a gripping set lasting 84 minutes.
The set was marred when a protester holding a banner highlighting refugee detention jumped on to the courtroom mid-game when Nadal was serving for the set at 5-3 earlier than being shortly dragged away by safety officers.
Nadal then fought again and gained the third set as he broke the Russian second seed within the ninth sport as the gang roared him on.
Within the fourth set, Nadal saved his hopes alive by grinding down an more and more agitated Medvedev, breaking two occasions to the Russian’s one.
Within the dramatic remaining set, Nadal broke Medvedev’s serve within the fifth sport however the Russian broke again within the tenth sport to stage the set.
Nadal, nevertheless, broke again instantly to clinch victory and change into the primary ever man within the historical past of tennis to win 21 Grand Slam titles.
(With AFP inputs)
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