Boris Becker says Rafael Nadal is clearly essentially the most profitable participant of all time after claiming his twenty first Grand Slam title on the Australian Open.
The controversy over who is taken into account the GOAT (biggest participant of all time) has rumbled on for years with followers of Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic all claiming their favorite deserves the crown.
The truth that the three males have been tied for 20 main titles every simply added to the talk, however Becker believes the query has now been answered.
Getting into the Australian Open after a long-layout on account of a foot damage and a latest bout of COVID, Nadal wasn’t tipped to win the primary Grand Slam of the 12 months and issues appeared much less possible after he misplaced the primary two units to Daniil Medvedev within the closing.
Nonetheless, the Spaniard confirmed the resilience and battle he’s recognized for, to return again to win 2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 to elevate a record-breaking twenty first main trophy.
“It was a day made for tennis historical past,” says former world primary Boris Becker.
“We didn’t have Nadal on the high of our listing a fortnight in the past. He was match, received the
preparation match in Melbourne. Earlier than that, Nadal was injured for half a 12 months. Now we’re wiser and Rafa has damaged the document of Federer and Djokovic.”
In profitable his second Australian Open, Nadal has additionally matched Novak Djokovic in profitable every of the Grand Slam tournaments greater than as soon as, and Becker says this proves he’s greater than only a clay courtroom grasp.
“You make a mistake when you nonetheless name Rafa the clay courtroom king, ” says Becker.
“He has received on each floor and each Grand Slam match not less than twice. He’s essentially the most profitable participant of all time, we will say that loud and clear.”
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