Rafael Nadal claims historic 21st grand slam

Rafael Nadal claims historic 21st grand slam By A Robin - January 31, 2022
Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal broke away from his rivals by winning a 21st grand slam title in extraordinary fashion to bring the Australian Open to a close.

Nadal recovered from two sets down to defeat Daniil Medvedev 2-6 6-7 (5) 6-4 6-4 7-5 in a match that lasted five hours and 24 minutes and finished at 1.11am.

The Spaniard is the first man in history to reach 21 slam titles, one ahead of both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

Men’s singles: Rafael Nadal (Spain)
Women’s singles: Ashleigh Barty (Australia)
Men’s doubles: Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis (Australia)
Women’s doubles: Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova (Czech Republic)
Mixed doubles: Kristina Mladenovic (France) and Ivan Dodig (Croatia)
Boys’ singles: Bruno Kuzuhara (USA)
Girls’ singles: Petra Marcinko (Croatia)
Boys’ doubles: Bruno Kuzuhara (USA) and Coleman Wong (Hong Kong)
Girls’ doubles: Clervie Ngounoue (USA) and Diana Shnaider (Russia)
Men’s wheelchair singles: Shingo Kunieda (Japan)
Women’s wheelchair singles: Diede De Groot (Netherlands)
Men’s wheelchair doubles: Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid (Great Britain)
Women’s wheelchair doubles: Diede De Groot and Aniek Van Koot (Netherlands)
Quad wheelchair singles: Sam Schroder (Netherlands)
Quad wheelchair doubles: Andy Lapthorne (Great Britain) and David Wagner (USA)

By A Robin - January 31, 2022

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