Bjorn Borg reflects on Rafael Nadal's stunning Australian Open victory



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Bjorn Borg reflects on Rafael Nadal's stunning Australian Open victory

Former world No. 1 Bjorn Borg thought we saw "the real Rafael Nadal" again in Australia. After playing in just one event in the second part of the 2021 season, Nadal made his comeback in Australia. Nadal enjoyed a stunning return to tennis as he captured back-to-back titles at the Melbourne Summer Set and Australian Open.

Nadal's Australian Open victory was especially stunning as he recovered from two sets down in the final to beat world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev. Nadal captured a record 21st Grand Slam title with his Australian Open victory.

"I was following most of his matches from my house in Stockholm," Borg told Marca, per Sportskeeda. "And the best news for him is that he has regained the mobility of a couple of years ago. When I saw him play at the last Roland Garros, he didn't move the same way and that may be one of the reasons why he lost to Djokovic.

What I don't know is if he was injured. In Australia I saw the real Rafael Nadal again."

Nadal pulled off a stunning comeback

Nadal was down by two sets and Medvedev had a 3-2 lead in the third and three consecutive break points in the sixth game.

Nadal saved those three consecutive break points and that was the start of a historic 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 I 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”.