The Spanish Rafael Nadal has made history this Sunday with the conquest of his 21st Grand Slam title at the Australian Open by defeating Russian Daniil Medvedev in the final 2-6, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6- 4, 7-5 in 5 hours and 24 minutes.
At the age of 35, the Spaniard becomes the only holder of the record for Grand Slam titles, which he shared until now with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, a feat that has caused congratulations from the world of sports towards the Balearic tennis player. Athletes and clubs from all over the planet are showing their admiration for the Balearic deed.
One of the first to show his joy and congratulate Rafa Nadal was his friend Pau Gasol through a message on his social networks.
– Pau Gasol (@paugasol) January 30, 2022
Rafa Nadal, a well-known Real Madrid fan, has also received congratulations from the white club. «Congratulations on your gigantic victory at the @AustralianOpen, @RafaelNadal, your historic 21st Grand Slam! We are proud that a great madridista like you and an honorary member of our club is a sports legend and the greatest tennis player of all time”, was the message launched by the madridista entity.
Congratulations on your gigantic victory in the @AustralianOpen, @RafaelNadal, your historic Grand Slam number 21! We are proud that a great madridista like you and an honorary member of our club is a sports legend and the greatest tennis player of all time.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) January 30, 2022
One of the legends of Real Madrid, former goalkeeper Iker Casillas, was another of the first to send his congratulatory message to Rafa Nadal. «What bestiality @RafaelNadal !! Thank you for so much legend. The best,” he wrote.
– Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) January 30, 2022
But not only athletes and clubs. The Spanish Royal House has also published a congratulatory message dedicated to the Balearic tennis player, the first in history to win 21 Grand Slam titles.
— House of SM the King (@CasaReal) January 30, 2022
The Spanish team has also shown admiration for a tennis player who does not stop making history. This Sunday, after losing the first two sets against the Russian Medvedev, he managed to come back to end up winning the match.
👏🏻 There are no words to describe what you have achieved today, @RafaelNadal.
Thank you for your effort.
Thank you for your commitment.
Thank you for your professionalism.
THANK YOU for being an example for all athletes in the world.
🏆 The tennis player with the most Grand Slam in history!! pic.twitter.com/792fTABwOr
– Spanish Soccer Team (@SeFutbol) January 30, 2022
The motor world also surrenders to Rafa Nadal. Another great Spanish champion, Marc Márquez, has published a message on his social networks after the victory of the Balearic at the Australian Open. «My mother, what brutality! What delivery, what mind, what claw, what REFERENCE, what of everything! At your feet @RafaelNadal !!”, was his message.
— Marc Marquez (@marcmarquez93) January 30, 2022
These are other of the numerous messages that Nadal is receiving from his colleagues and athletes from other disciplines.
The best!! pic.twitter.com/T6x5yRJO6x
— David Ferrer (@DavidFerrer87) January 30, 2022
🇪🇸 LEGEND 🇪🇸
– Spanish Olympic Committee (@COE_es) January 30, 2022
— Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) January 30, 2022
– Luka Modric (@ lukamodric10) January 30, 2022
– David Villa (@Guaje7Villa) January 30, 2022