Australian Open 2022: Cricket fraternity congratulates Rafael Nadal on winning 21st Grand Slam;
Australian Open 2022: Rafael Nadal of Spain made history by defeating Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the final of the Australia Open 2022 grand slam tournament. Therefore, in the process, Nadal increased his grand slam victory total to 21. Howver, surpassing both Roger Federer of Switzerland and Novak Djokovic of Serbia.
Firstly, Medvedev got off to a strong start in the match, winning the opening set 6-2. The Russian then went on to win the second set 7(7)-6(5) in a tie-breaker. After that, Nadal staged a stunning comeback, winning the next two sets 6-4 apiece.
Therefore, the match’s final set included an incredible comeback by left-handed Nadal, who defeated the young Medvedev 7-5 to win the match and the title. However, after winning the Australian Open in 2009, this was Nadal’s second victory in Australia.
Moreover, Rafael Nadal, 35, won the French Open in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Therefore, after turning professional at the age of 15. As a result, in 2008 and 2010, he won Wimbledon, and in 2010, 2013, 2017, and 2019, he won the US Open.
Soon after Nadal’s record-breaking win, wishes poured in on Twitter with the cricket fraternity congratulating the world no 6 Rafael Nadal.
Here are some of the tweets:
Firstly, Former cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar tweeted:
That is absolutely magnificent. Stunning to say the least.
From 2 sets down to come back and win your 21st Grand Slam is incredible.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 30, 2022
Secondly, Former South Africa captain Ab De Villiers tweeted:
Rafa always shows us what Sport is all about. Respect for his opponent and the game, incredible fight till the end, and humility irrespective of his achievements. Legend
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) January 30, 2022
Miraculous! Rafa 💯 https://t.co/1aJXhOkFC5
— Washington Sundar (@Sundarwashi5) January 30, 2022
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) January 30, 2022
More than the feat of 21st Grand slam which is the most by anyone in men’s history , this is truly a stunning comeback by #Nadal in this match who is a superman!#AustralianOpen2022 #AustralianOpen #NadalvsMedvedev #NadalMedvedev pic.twitter.com/5DbQF1CnRj
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) January 30, 2022
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 30, 2022
No 21 for the king 👑 @RafaelNadal
What a legend!!
— Hanuma vihari (@Hanumavihari) January 30, 2022
What a match and what a man 👏
It looked like a straight set blowout the way Medvedev was playing.
But champions never give up ‼️
One of his best comebacks ever
— DK (@DineshKarthik) January 30, 2022
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) January 30, 2022
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 30, 2022