Rafael Nadal has cemented a good name for himself as he achieved the unimaginable by winning the Australian Open final. Rafael Nadal beat Medvedev in the Australian Open final in a pulsating match. Rafael Nadel breaks record in Australian open final. Novak Djokovic the reigning champion was barred from participating in the Australian open because
Rafael Nadal has cemented a good name for himself as he achieved the unimaginable by winning the Australian Open final. Rafael Nadal beat Medvedev in the Australian Open final in a pulsating match.
Rafael Nadel breaks record in Australian open final.
Novak Djokovic the reigning champion was barred from participating in the Australian open because he refused to adhere to the Australian strict immunization protocols. He then presented his case against the Australian government stating he had a valid medical exemption.
It appears Medvedev was winning the match, as he won the second tie-break and three break-point opportunities in the middle of the third set. However, it came as a shock as Nadal took the best way to overtake, breaking Medvedev’s advantage for the first time in the match on his way to winning the third set 6-4.
After emerging as the winner, vaccine memes and jokes appeared online leading back to Djokovic, who couldn’t participate in the tournament due to Australia’s strict immunization policy.
A fan chimed, Rafa and Covid-19 true winners of 2022. Others equally made fun of Djokovic for missing out on such a great opportunity.
However, it must be noted that Rafael Nadal has become the first-ever player to win 21 grand slams ahead of Novak Djokovic.
Rafael Nadal, Spanish: born 3 June 1986 is a Spanish professional tennis player. He is ranked world No. 5 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), has been ranked No. 1 in the ATP rankings for 209 weeks, and has finished as the Year-End No. 1 five times. Nadal has won 21 Grand Slam men’s singles titles, the most in history.
Nadal has won 62 of his 90 ATP Singles titles on clay, including a record 13 French Open titles and 26 of his 36 Masters titles. His 81 consecutive wins on clay is the longest single-surface win streak in the Open Era.
“The Open Era is the current era of professional tennis. It began in 1968 when the Grand Slam tournaments allowed professional players to compete with amateurs, ending the division that had persisted since the dawn of the sport in the 19th century. The first open event was the 1968 British Hard-Court Championships held in April, followed by the inaugural open Grand Slam event, the 1968 French Open, a month later.
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