Australian Open 2022: Cricket fraternity congratulates Rafael Nadal on winning 21st Grand Slam;

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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:

Secondly, Former South Africa captain Ab De Villiers tweeted:

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