Tennis analyst Patrick McEnroe admitted that he thought Rafael Nadal was done in the Australian Open final. Nadal was down by two sets to Daniil Medvedev before storming back to win 2-6 6-7 (5) 6-4 6-4 7-5. Nadal was twice up by a break in the second set but Medvedev twice recovered to force a tie-break.
Nadal had a 5-3 lead in the tie-break but then lost the following four points as Medvedev took a two-set lead. Medvedev was 3-2 up in the third and had three consecutive break points in the sixth game. Nadal saved those break points and won the third and fourth sets.
Medvedev recovered from a 5-3 fifth set deficit but then lost the next two games as Nadal completed a comeback win. McEnroe posted a video in Twitter in which he said that he has learned his lesson. "Was that match unbelievable or what? Rafa, I wrote him off in the fifth set, I learned my lesson.
You never write him off, that was [incredible]... " McEnroe said in his video, according to Sportskeeda.
Nadal pulled off a stunning comeback
Nadal had his back against the wall when he was down by two sets and facing three consecutive break points in the third set.
"Did you people honestly think he was going to come back at two sets down 2-3 0-40? Tell me the truth now, tell me the truth. Did you think he was going to come back?" McEnroe asked. After the match, Nadal admitted it was one of his greatest wins "I say, it's his 2nd greatest win ever.
What do you think the first one was? Let me know!" McEnroe added.
Nadal broke the all-time Grand Slam record with his victory at the Australian Open. Nadal will be aiming to win his 22nd Grand Slam title at the French Open.