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Australian Open 2022 Live Updates: Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev in five-set thriller to clinch record 21st Grand Slam title

Nadal is two sets down in the final of the season-opening game Grand Slam in Melbourne.

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15 February 2022 10:15 pm
Australian Open 2022 Live Updates: Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev in five-set thriller to clinch record 21st Grand Slam title

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Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the women’s singles final of the 2022 Australian Open! Australia’s Ashleigh Barty won her third Grand Slam title by defeating Danielle Collins of the United States. Ashleigh Barty became the first Australian to win the Australian Open singles title since Christine O’Neil in 1978. Meanwhile, tomorrow, Rafael Nadal will be chasing history against Daniil Medvedev as he is just one win away from a record 21st Grand Slam men’s title.

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Updated - 15 February 2022 10:15 pm Live

Australian Open 2022 Live Updates: Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev in five-set thriller to clinch record 21st Grand Slam title

Nadal is two sets down in the final of the season-opening game Grand Slam in Melbourne.

Abhinav Goel Author
15 February 2022 10:15 pm
Australian Open 2022 Live Updates: Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev in five-set thriller to clinch record 21st Grand Slam title

(Picture Credit: Twitter)

Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the women’s singles final of the 2022 Australian Open! Australia’s Ashleigh Barty won her third Grand Slam title by defeating Danielle Collins of the United States. Ashleigh Barty became the first Australian to win the Australian Open singles title since Christine O’Neil in 1978. Meanwhile, tomorrow, Rafael Nadal will be chasing history against Daniil Medvedev as he is just one win away from a record 21st Grand Slam men’s title.

Stay tuned for latest updates!

30 Jan 2022, 7:46 pm

NADAL SUPREMACY!

Total number of Grand Slams won: Rafael Nadal (21), Roger Federer (20), Novak Djokovic (20).

30 Jan 2022, 7:41 pm

RAFAEL NADAL WINS Australian Open 2022

Rafael Nadal is the Australian Open 2022 champion as he has defeated Daniil Medvedev in a five-set blockbuster. After losing the first two sets, the Spaniard bounced back in some style to win the championship match 2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5. A HISTORIC 21ST GRAND SLAM TITLE! TAKE A BOW, RAFA! 

30 Jan 2022, 7:39 pm

Nadal breaks AGAIN

Rafael Nadal has broken Medvedev once again to make it 6-5. He will now serve for the championship once again. And surely, this time he would not miss the opportunity! Is it finally time for history? or any further drama awaits?

30 Jan 2022, 7:34 pm

DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA!

Just when we all thought that the match was done and dusted, Medvedev bounces back from 0-30 down to break Rafael Nadal's serve. OUTRAGEUS STUFF FROM THE RUSSIAN! It's 5-5 in 5th set.

30 Jan 2022, 7:27 pm

RAFA set to serve for title

Daniil Medvedev holds on to his serve once again making it 5-4, which means that Rafael Nadal will now serve for the championship. We might just be a few minutes away from witnessing one of the best ever moments in history of tennis.

30 Jan 2022, 7:23 pm

Just a GAME away from HISTORY

Rafael Nadal has made it 5-3 and he is just a game away from winning his 21st Grand Slam. History in the making!

30 Jan 2022, 7:16 pm

FIFTH SET | Nadal 4-3 Medvedev

In a hardly-fought game, Rafael Nadal has managed to hold on to go 4-2 up in the final set. Medvedev had an opportunity to break but his returns against the serve in this set has certainly gone down. However, the Russian has responded with a perfect service game to make it 4-3.

30 Jan 2022, 6:59 pm

RAFA GETS THE CRUCIAL BREAK

Thanks to a brilliant forehand, Rafael Nadal has secured an all-important break to go 3-2 up in this contest. Daniil Medvedev is certainly feeling the pressure and the Spaniard is certainly marching towards his 21st Grand Slam title. Is there any more twist left? Let's see

30 Jan 2022, 6:54 pm

FIFTH SET | Nadal 2-2 Medvedev

Nothing to separate the two finalists in final set so far as they continue to show their class. It could just be that one moment of loss of concentration and that one break, which could decide the fate of this Grand Slam. Who will blink first?

30 Jan 2022, 6:49 pm

Impressive games from Nadal and Medvedev

The Spaniard has now responded with an impressive game to make it 1-1. There was an opening for Medvedev to look for a break but Nadal shit it away. Afterwards, the Russian comes up with a flawless game to go 2-1 up in the set.

30 Jan 2022, 6:43 pm

FIFTH SET | Nadal 0-1 Medvedev

A tough start to the 5th set but Daniil Medvedev holds on to his serve. It's 1-0 in favour of Russian in final set.

30 Jan 2022, 6:33 pm

Nadal wins 4th set

Nadal wins 4th set

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Rafael Nadal has won the 4th set 6-4 with an astonishing service-hold as the Australia Open 2022 men's singles grand finale enters the fifth and decisive set. Incredible! Outrageous! Brilliant! This is what this sport is all about and we are witnessing one of the best ever finals in history of this glorious tournament.

30 Jan 2022, 6:27 pm

FOURTH SET | Nadal 5-4 Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev recovers brilliantly, after losing his way in the middle, to win the game. He has pulled one game back and Rafa will now serve to clinch the 4th set. Can Medvedev break his serve? Or are we set to enter the final set to get the champions? Let's see!

30 Jan 2022, 6:25 pm

Nadal holds his serve

Rafael Nadal is playing some sensational tennis in this set while Daniil Medvedev is indeed struggling, physically and mentally, right now. The Spaniard saves a couple of break points to make it 5-3 in fourth set.

30 Jan 2022, 6:14 pm

FOURTH SET | Nadal 4-3 Medvedev

Rafael Nadal produces a flawless game to edge ahead in this set before Daniil Medvedev also holds his serve. The set is entering a very crucial phase and the next Rafa's service game could prove to be very decisive.

30 Jan 2022, 6:08 pm

FOURTH SET | Nadal 3-2 Medvedev

No! It's not a typing mistake. Rafael Nadal has actually broken Medvedev's serve once again to get a lead in fourth set. It took him 7 break points before he actually sealed the game with a brilliant back-hand. The crows has gone wild and so is this contest!

30 Jan 2022, 5:56 pm

Medvedev responds in style

Daniil Medvedev has now broken Nadal's serve to make it 2-2 in fourth Test. Absolutely insane from World No. 2 who certainly isn't a crowd favourite at the moment.

30 Jan 2022, 5:49 pm

WOW! RAFA BREAKS

A double-fault from Daniil Medvedev hands Rafael Nadal the advantage early in the fourth set. The crowd continues to get on the head of Russian as Rafa now leads 2-1. This match is turning.

30 Jan 2022, 5:45 pm

FOURTH SET | Nadal 1-1 Medvedev

Rafael Nadal somehow manages to hold on to his serve as the 10-minute long game finally comes to an end. It's 1-1 in the 4th set and fans are indeed being treated to some mesmerizing tennis in Melbourne.

30 Jan 2022, 5:33 pm

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30 Jan 2022, 5:32 pm

THIRD SET | Nadal 6-4 Medvedev

Rafael Nadal win the third set 6-4 as we see the first signs of frustration from Daniil Medvedev. The crowd is cheering for Medvedev's mistakes, which has not worked in his favour.

30 Jan 2022, 5:25 pm

How has Medvedev missed that?

 The ball is begging to be hit but Medvedev somehow fires it into the net. 5-4! Rafael Nadal takes the lead in third set

30 Jan 2022, 5:20 pm

THIRD SET | Nadal 4-4 Medvedev

Beautiful from Nadal. He holds to keep himself in the contest.

30 Jan 2022, 5:11 pm

It’s 3-3 in the 3rd set

Rafael Nadal has been quite superb in the third set. He bounces back incredibly from 0-40 down, even managing to save three break points.

30 Jan 2022, 5:01 pm

Medvedev wins game to make it 3-2

Medvedev hasn't allowed Nadal a point there. He has clinched the game to make it 3-2 in the third set.

30 Jan 2022, 4:57 pm

2-2 in the third set

2-2 in the third set. No one has broken the serve yet but one has witnessed some great shots already in this set.

30 Jan 2022, 4:51 pm

Medvedev 2-1 up in the third set

Both players registering a win in their serves so far in the third set. Clearly pressure on Nadal who has to win this at any cost to survive whereas Medvedev would want to finish it off here.

30 Jan 2022, 4:45 pm

Medvedev 1-0 up in the third set

While Nadal was trying hard to get some momentum into the third set, Medvedev has other plans as he won the first game, irrespective to make it 1-0 in the third set. The win predictor of the broadcasters shows 96 per cent chance of the Russian winning it from here, compared to just 4 of the Spaniard.

30 Jan 2022, 4:39 pm

He has done it before, can Nadal do it again?

30 Jan 2022, 4:28 pm

Medvedev wins the tie-breaker to make it 2-0 in the finale

Medvedev has won the tie-breaker. While Nadal had a set point and was even ahead on the tie-breaker but the Russian was too good in the end. It might have taken a bit too much from Nadal and odds seem in favour of the Russian right now. He won the first set 6-2 and the second 7-6 on the tie-breaker where he prevailed 7-5.

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