Rafael Nadal has gained a file twenty first main title after he staged a shocking comeback to beat Daniil Medvedev within the Australian Open closing.
Nadal was within the uncommon place of going into the match as a little bit of an underdog after simply recovering from a foot damage and contracting Covid simply days earlier than touring to Melbourne.
He admitted he didn’t know if he would make it again onto the ATP Tour in any respect after the damage, but he got here again from two units right down to beat Medvedev 2-6 6-7 6-4 6-4 7-5.
“I don’t know what to say guys,” Nadal mentioned as he collected his trophy.
“For me it’s simply wonderful. Being sincere one month and a half in the past I didn’t know if I might be again on the tour taking part in tennis once more.
“In the present day I’m right here in entrance of you with this trophy. You don’t understand how a lot it means to be again right here.
“You’re wonderful and thanks a lot for your whole love and assist.
“Certainly it is without doubt one of the most emotional [periods] of my profession. To have the assist I’ve obtained the final three weeks will keep in my coronary heart. So many, many thanks.
“I actually can’t thank sufficient all the blokes which can be there – all of the group, all of the household, those who aren’t right here.
“How laborious the final 12 months and a half has been. Within the low moments you’ve got been there each single second in assist.
“With out you none of that is doable so thanks very a lot for all the pieces.”
In addition to now profitable a file variety of Grand Slams, Rafael Nadal has joined Novak Djokovic as the one males in historical past to win every main a number of instances.
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