Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda mentions Rafael Nadal when asked about records

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Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda mentions Rafael Nadal when asked about records

Songwriter and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda is one of the most accomplished people in his field and he used Rafael Nadal as an example when asked about potentially making history. Miranda was a guest on the Jimmy Kimmel Live and there he was asked if he was driven by the desire to become an EGOT.

EGOT is a term for the individual that has won the Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Oscar awards. Miranda has two Emmy awards, three Grammys, three Tony Awards, as well as a Pulitzer Prize. Miranda was recently nominated for an Academy Award for his work in "Encanto."

As you probably know, Nadal is a record 21-time Grand Slam champion and many consider him as the tennis GOAT. “It’s like stats,” Miranda said, per Sportskeeda. “When (Spanish tennis champion) Rafa Nadal broke the record for most Opens, he wasn’t thinking about breaking the record.

He was just thinking about, ‘there’s a ball coming at me very fast. And I have to hit the ball back.’ And that’s how I feel when I’m writing the tune. It’s like somebody throwing a ball at me”.

Nadal made tennis history at the Australian Open

Nadal has his back against the wall in the Australian Open final but he recovered from two sets down to beat Daniil Medvedev and win a record 21st Grand Slam. “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”.