Rafael Nadal has created history by winning the record of 21st Grand Slam title at the Australian Open tournament defeating World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev in a long-fought thriller that lasts for five hours and 24 minutes.
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 30, 2022
Being down by two sets against the Russian, Nadal bounced back in the third set and managed to dominate resulting in his favour in the end for his 21st.
— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) January 30, 2022
The last time Nadal won the Australian Open was in 2009 against Roger Federer the time Swiss ranked World No. 1 and Spaniard 2. The Spaniard has added another trophy to his bag won at Melbourne Park. He has won the most French Open titles (13), four Grand Slams at US Open and twice in Melbourne and Wimbledon.
Rafael Nadal is a champion once again! pic.twitter.com/nAjUVAQVzR
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) January 30, 2022
World No. 5 Nadal has now surpassed Federer and Novak Djokovic with the most Grand Slams in Men’s Singles history and the sports fraternity can’t stop celebrating it.
𝟐𝟏 and counting…
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) January 30, 2022
Spanish football giant club and 13 times UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid were one of the first to wish the player for the achievement.
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) January 30, 2022
Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar enjoyed the win as well and expressed his sentiments via Twitter.
That is absolutely magnificent. Stunning to say the least.
From 2 sets down to come back and win your 21st Grand Slam is incredible.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 30, 2022
20- times Grand Slam champion Roger Federer wrote for Nadal and his record via Instagram story.
Roger Federer to Rafael Nadal, via Instagram … pic.twitter.com/oqspG6Xgwj
— The Tennis Podcast (@TennisPodcast) January 30, 2022
Novak Djokovic, who has the same number of Grand Slams as Federer congratulated Nadal for his record. Djokovic, who is currently World No. 1 was deported from the hosting country following vaccination controversy and his dream to defend his 21 Grand Slam title was shattered. The Serbian congratulated the finalists of the Men and Women’s players.
Congratulations to @RafaelNadal for 21st GS. Amazing achievement. Always impressive fighting spirit that prevailed another time. Enhorabuena 👏🏆👍 @Medwed33 gave it his all out there and played with the passion and determination we have come to expect from him. pic.twitter.com/DsOvK8idNc
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) January 30, 2022
Former South African cricketer AB de Villiers writes, “Rafa always showed us what sport is all about.”
Rafa always shows us what Sport is all about. Respect for his opponent and the game, incredible fight till the end, and humility irrespective of his achievements. Legend
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) January 30, 2022
Real Madrid players conveyed their excitement for Rafa as well along with their manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Rafael Nadal. That’s the tweet.
— Toni Kroos (@ToniKroos) January 30, 2022
“How well you represent the sport,” says Los Blancos midfielder Luka Modric.
— Luka Modrić (@lukamodric10) January 30, 2022
“Well done, Rafael,” tweeted Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti.
— Carlo Ancelotti (@MrAncelotti) January 30, 2022
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea says he loves tennis.
I LOVE tenis 😍
— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) January 30, 2022
A newly formed Indian Premier League team based in Lucknow named Lucknow Super Giants couldn’t stop from tweeting as well.
2️⃣1️⃣ career grand slams. 🏆
Take a bow, legend! 🙌🔥
— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) January 30, 2022