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Nadal, epic: he came back two sets in 5 hours and 24 minutes

A brief summary in figures. 2-6, 6-7, 2-3 (0-40) . That was the result, comfortably past the two hours of the final and contrary to Rafael Nadal Parera . The best tennis player in history got up from an adverse result against a true tennis giant, Daniil Medvdedev , to conquer his second Australian Open and tie the tie with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the ranking of players with the most Grand Slams. Rafa is already 21 and is the historical ceiling of men’s tennis. Rafa is a legend who was once again crowned in a historic battle lasting five hours and 24 minutes.

Only Nadal can lift a lost match, on a cursed stage, and at the age of 35 become champion at the Australian Open as the protagonist of an authentic ode to tennis. From the result mentioned above to the final 2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 , favorable to the genius of Manacor. We will not see him again, it is impossible for a tennis player to come out with the courage and talent of Rafa, both cohesive in a legend who rises to the Olympus of sport at the time he is crowned the historical king of tennis.

Not since 1965 has an Australian Open champion lost the first two sets. It had been almost 15 years since Rafa himself had not come back from two sets against –against Youzhny at Wimbledon 2007–, something he had not achieved before in a Grand Slam final. He had to achieve all this to add 21 to his private account, the most populated ever.

The biggest win in history

Medvedev won the first two sets with a spectacular display, worthy of mention and that postponed the conquest of his second major for a few more months, but this one will come. The Russian, a movie villain, surrendered to a Nadal who had recovered his sensations after a very irregular start set, with too many errors, and who, despite also winning the second, saw how Rafa ‘s comeback was gradually surpassing him. little, with the maximum resistance, to finally end up giving his arm to twist before the best tennis player of all time.

Nadal managed to tie in a duel of opposing styles that reminded many of the fight between Rocky and Ivan Drago in the mythical saga. And in the fifth set, with everything even, Rafa went ahead, withstood the terrible blow of seeing how Medvedev broke him when he was about to win and finally, in a new break and subsequent consolidation, seeing as a new page, the In short, he had written himself in the history of tennis and added his name and photo to the cover.

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