Patrick Mouratoglou: Funny to see Rafael Nadal use the same tactics as Nick Kyrgios



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Patrick Mouratoglou: Funny to see Rafael Nadal use the same tactics as Nick Kyrgios

Coach Patrick Mouratoglou noticed Rafael Nadal used the tactics that Nick Kyrgios used during his Australian Open second round clash against Daniil Medvedev. Nadal found himself in an uncomfortable spot in the Australian Open final but he created a historic comeback to beat Medvedev 2-6 6-7 (5) 6-4 6-4 7-5.

Nadal started to use drop shots after losing the second set and it worked out well for him. Medvedev beat Kyrgios in the second round but it wasn't an easy win as he needed four tight sets to beat the Australian. "Funny to see Rafa use the same tactics as @NickKyrgios against Daniil with the patter serve / drop shot," Mouratoglou tweeted during the match.

Nadal created a historic comeback

Nadal now has two Australian Open titles in his collection and he now owns the all-time Grand Slam record with 21 Majors. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, who didn't play at the Australian Open, have 20 Grand Slams in their collection.

Nadal admitted the Australian Open final was one of the most emotional matches of his career. “It was one of the most emotional matches of my career,” Nadal said during the trophy ceremony. “To share the court with Daniil was just an honour.

It is amazing. To be honest, one and a half months ago I wasn’t sure if was able to be back on the Tour playing tennis again. But today I am here in front of all of you with this trophy in front of me. You are just amazing, thank you so much”.

Nadal thanked the crowd for their outstanding support after winning the title. “Having the huge support I received over the past three weeks is going to stay in my heart for the rest of my life, so thank you very much,” Nadal added. Nadal hasn't lost a match this year as he also won the Melbourne Summer Set.