In a high octane contest at Melbourne Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev gave it all in the final of the Australian open.
In the first set, Daniil Medvedev had answers for everything Nadal did. He got multiple breaks in the set and took it 6-2 with ease.
Nadal then bounced back in the second set to take a break and was serving for the set. However, Medvedev broke back and then took the second set in the tie-breaker.
Third and fourth set witnessed some close games with Nadal leading most of the parts. Nadal took the third set and Medvedev had multiple chances to break Nadal in the fourth but he couldn’t get through with that and as a result, Nadal capitalized on the break to take the 4th set 6-4.
It looked like Nadal was playing a better tennis than he did a couple of sets ago. Soon, Nadal broke Medvedev early in the set to go 3-2 up in the final set.
The sixth game of the match went for a while as Medvedev kept coming back in the game. After 13 minutes and 38 seconds, Nadal held the serve and took 4-2 lead in the final set.
Nadal and Medvedev held their game and Nadal was serving for the Championship and was at 30-0 while Medvedev broke back. Nadal proved too good for Medvedev in the next game as he took the game to go 6-5 up. Nadal then held his serve to win his 21st Grand Slam title. He becomes the first player to achieve the feat in the Men’s Singles.