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Rafael Nadal Gets Praise from 'Rival' Roger Federer After Winning Record-Breaking 21st Grand Slam

ラファエル・ナダル just became the first man to win 21 Grand Slam singles titles — and his fellow champions are celebrating the major milestone.

Following a 5½-hour match with Russian player Daniil Medvedev, ナダル, 35, won the Australian Open and broke his tie with ロジャーフェデラーノバク・ジョコビッチ, who both hold 20 Grand Slam men’s singles titles. (The overall record for singles titles in the Open Era goes to セリーナウィリアムズ, who has won 23 Grand Slams).

What a match! To my friend and great rival, @rafaelnadal, heartfelt congratulations on becoming the first man to win 21 Grand Slam singles titles,” フェデラー, 40, 彼のInstagramストーリーに書いた.

A few months ago we were joking about both being on crutches. すばらしい. Never underestimate a great champion,” 彼は続けた, referencing their recent injuries. “Your incredible work ethic, dedication and fighting spirit are an inspiration to me and countless others around the world.

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I am proud to share this era with you and honored to play a role in pushing you to achieve more, as you have done for me the past 18 年. I am sure you have more achievements ahead but for now enjoy this one!” concluded the Swiss athlete, who did not compete in the Open as he continues to recover from a knee surgery.

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ジョコビッチ, 34, also posted on his social media after Nadal’s win, 書き込み Twitter上で, “おめでとう @RafaelNadal for 21st GS. Amazing achievement. Always impressive fighting spirit that prevailed another time. おめでとう @Medwed33 gave it his all out there and played with the passion and determination we have come to expect from him.

Djokovic did not attend the Australian Open, due to being unvaccinated against COVID-19. He had initially received a COVID-19 vaccine medical exemption to play in the tournament, but was later forced to leave the country after Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke canceled his visa.

ラファエル・ナダル (L) of Spain and Daniil Medvedev of Russia pose during the trophy presentation for the Men’s Singles Final match during day 14 の 2022 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 30, 2022 メルボルンで, オーストラリア.

ラファエル・ナダル (L) of Spain and Daniil Medvedev of Russia pose during the trophy presentation for the Men’s Singles Final match during day 14 の 2022 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 30, 2022 メルボルンで, オーストラリア.
Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev
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Nadal told reporters that his Australian Open win iswithout a doubt probably the biggest comeback of my tennis career,” によると ESPN.

The most unexpected. And most surprising, 私が思うに, for everyone,” 彼が追加した.

Less than six months before the record-breaking victory, Nadal had withdrawn from the U.S. Open due to a foot injury, marking the end of his 2021 キャリア. 彼も missed Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics after a devastating 損失 to Djokovic in the French Open semifinals.

Tonight has been unforgettable,” he said after Sunday’s match. “I feel very lucky.