Rafael Nadal Wins Grand Slam 21 with Win in Australian Open

Rafael Nadal won a five-set duel with Daniil Medvedev and claimed a record 21st Grand Slam men’s title in the Australian Open final.

Nadal moved ahead of era rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer on the all-time list of men’s Major winners.

Djokovic missed his chance to improve on his nine Australian Open wins when he was deported over vaccination issues on the eve of the tournament, while Federer is injured.

Nadal also became only the fourth man to win each of the four Grand Slams twice and the third oldest man in the Open Era (since 1970) to win a Grand Slam title, behind Ken Rosewall and Federer.