Federer congratulates Nadal, novak?Chagrin or ready to return?

2022-06-16 0 By

Novak will throw away the chance to win 21 grand Slam titles first and then the world No. 1.Now Djokovic is regretting, or actively preparing for the return of the king?Roger Federer congratulates Rafael Nadal…”, knowing opponents!”A few months ago, we were joking that we all walk with crutches now.”Spaniard Rafael Nadal made tennis history Sunday by coming back to beat Daniil Medvedev in five sets (2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5) after a 5 1/2-hour marathon.It was uncertain for a long time whether this fairy tale would come.””It was one of the most exciting matches of my tennis career and it’s an honor to share this moment with you,” nadal said, visibly moved as he turned to Daniil Medvedev.”This will not be forgotten for the rest of my life, in my mind,” the great fighter promised, recalling the uncertain tough times: “To be honest: a month and a half ago, I didn’t know if I could come back on the tour,” Nadal said. “And now I’m here with this trophy.Thirteen years ago (2009) he won his only trophy to date at the Australian Open in Melbourne.Now, the 35-year-old Spaniard is back on the tour.Played only two games between mid-June and early January because of a serious foot injury.He discussed with his family whether it was time to call it a day if the problems didn’t improve.But that’s not all: Nadal also struggled with novel Coronavirus following an exhibition match in ABU Dhabi in mid-December.Is this Nadal’s last Australian Open?But despite a foot injury and COVID-19 infection, Rafael Nadal scored a historic victory after a five-and-a-half hour battle with Daniil Medvedev, a Russian 10 years younger.Nadal beat the future world Number one 2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5.Two weeks after Novak Djokovic was forced to leave Australia, Nadal leads both the Serb and Roger Federer in this enthralling Grand Slam tournament.His two rivals had collected 20 trophies in this most important category – just like Nadal, until this crazy last day.Nadar now has 21.However, it seems highly uncertain whether the 35-year-old will defend his title next year.Before the tournament, I imagined this might be my last Australian Open, “the tennis superstar said after his victory.But he added: “But I’m doing everything I can to get back here next year.”Federer congratulates Nadal (Instagram) Congratulations to Nadal came shortly after the match.Numerous stars from the world of tennis and other sports posted on social media to express their admiration for the Spanish tennis icon.The most important, of course, was Roger Federer of Switzerland, who expressed no regret at the fact that Nadal had now overtaken him in grand Slam titles and congratulated him in his usual fashion: “Great match!I congratulate my friend and great competitor, Rafael Nadal.Just a few months ago, we both joked that we were both on crutches.Incredible.Never underestimate a great champion.Your work ethic, dedication and fight spirit are incredible!You are an inspiration to me and to many others around the world.””Everyone must be more” Rafa “in their lives,” the Swiss continued: “I am proud to share this era with you and honoured that I have played a part in pushing you to achieve more, as you have done for me over the past 18 years.I’m sure you’ll have more success, but enjoying this victory here for the first time.”Federer’s compatriot Stan Wawrinka apparently watched the epic final in Melbourne, tweeting simply, “I love tennis, what an incredible final.”Jil Teichmann wrote of Nadal’s historic victory: “Everyone has to be more in his life.Rafa & # 39;.What a mentality, what a fighter, what an inspiration.Nadal’s Grand Slam titles: Australian Open (2) : 2009, 2022 French Open (13) :2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Wimbledon (2) : 2008, 2010 U.S. Open (4)How long will Nadal’s record 21 Grand Slam titles last?Let’s wait and see.