Feliciano Lopez: Don't analyze, just enjoy Rafael Nadal's incredible achievement
by DZEVAD MESIC | VIEW 8878
Feliciano Lopez thinks what Rafael Nadal pulled off should be just enjoyed and not analyzed. Nadal created a stunning comeback in the Australian Open final to lift a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title. Daniil Medvedev appeared to be on the verge of claiming his first Australian Open title but Nadal recovered from two sets down to beat the Russian 2-6 6-7 (5) 6-4 6-4 7-5 and lift his second Australian Open title.
The match lasted over five hours and 35-year-old Nadal beat 25-year-old Medvedev. "I recommend not looking for explanations or trying to analyze what @RafaelNadal has done today. Just enjoy it. How can so many emotions be conveyed by hitting one tennis ball? Thanks for your example," Lopez tweeted.
Nadal made tennis history
Nadal appeared to be done as he was done by two sets and facing three consecutive break points in the sixth game of the third set. Nadal saved those three break points and won three sets in a row to pull off a stunning comeback.
“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”. The crowd was on Nadal's side during the final and he thanked them for their great support. “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 didn't lose a single match in Australia as he also won the Melbourne Summer Set leading up to the Australian Open.