Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev produced yet another instant classic in a Grand Slam final, this one at the Australian Open. Nadal’s comeback from two sets down gave him slam title No. 21, surpassing Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. It prevented Medvedev from becoming the first man to follow up his maiden Grand Slam title by winning the very next major.
The tennis world reacted on social media to Nadal’s 2-6, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 triumph that lasted five hours and 24 minutes.