Australian Open 2022 Highlights, Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev: Rafael Nadal Beats Daniil Medvedev To Win Record 21st Major
Australian Open Highlights, R Nadal vs D Medvedev Final Match: Rafael Nadal defeated Daniil Medvedev in a five-set thriller to win the Australian Open men's singles final.
Sixth seed Rafael Nadal staged a comeback to defeat Daniil Medvedev and win his record 21st Grand Slam title in the Australian Open 2022 men's singles final at the Rod Laver Arena on Sunday. The Spaniard had to rely on his vast experience to seal a win in a five-set thriller 2-6, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-4, 7-5. Initially, Medvedev put in a strong start to win the first two sets. The Russian looked strong in the third set too but Nadal had other plans and clawed back into the match. Winning the third set 6-4, Nadal followed it up by clinching the fourth set too. He initially looked to cruise past in the fifth set but Medvedev stayed in the game to take it till the end with Nadal winning 7-5. The win also helps Nadal overtake Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic with his historic 21st Grand Slam title.
Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev, Australian Open 2022 Final, Highlights From Rod Laver Arena
- 19:41 (IST)5th set: 6-5 and now Rafael Nadal will serve for the titleThe game goes to deuce with both finding to hard to get through. Nadal sends a forehand down the line which gets him a break point. Medvedev's serve saves himself again and then a backhand by Nadal drops wide. A big serve lands on the T but a forehand couldn't follow it up. Nadal to serve for the match!
- 18:11 (IST)4th set: 3-2 for Rafael Nadal!Nadal is using his backhand to its fullest potential and gets successive winners to go 30-0. He gets three break points with Medvedev saving the first two. In deuce, Medvedev misjudges a ball and sends it into the sky. Then a poor volley lets Nadal into the net with a forehand cross-court winner. Then again two forehands from Medvedev get him back to deuce but Nadal finds a huge forehand to get his sixth breakpoint, which Medvedev saves. Then another break point for Nadal and this time he draws to the net and seals the game.
- 15:58 (IST)2nd set: 5-4! Perseverance pays back for Daniil Medvedev!Nadal could have wrapped this set up but failed! It was 15-30 then Medvedev gets two break points. Nadal saves first with a serve volley and then the second with a forehand. Nadal then messes up his first set point with back head into the net and then goes long on the forehand. Medvedev is using every single point.