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Who will win the Australian open 2022

Rafael Nadal seeks his 21st Grand Slam victory

Rafael Nadal seeks his 21st Grand Slam victory on the major showcase court where he has had the greatest difficulty. On Sunday, Rafael Nadal will face Daniil Medvedev in the 2022 Australian Open men’s singles final at Rod Laver Arena.

Nadal is 0-4 in finals at the Australian Open. In 2009, he won his only match in Melbourne, defeating Roger Federer in five sets. Medvedev is aiming for his second major triumph in a row. With a win over Novak Djokovic at the 2021 U.S. Open, the 25-year-old Russian became the first Russian to win a Grand Slam. Because of his better hard-court record, Australian Medvedev must be regarded as the favorite in the final, but Nadal is one of the all-time great players for a reason, and he should put up a tough fight.

Predictions

Rafael Nadal is defeated in four sets by Daniil Medvedev. Rafael Nadal is a considerably superior hard-court player than Daniil Medvedev. The second-seeded Russian demonstrated this during his run to the US Open victory in September, when he defeated Novak Djokovic.

Medvedev will face Rafael Nadal

On Sunday, Medvedev will face Rafael Nadal, another member of the “Big Three” of men’s tennis. After Djokovic was deemed ineligible to compete in the season’s first major, Medvedev was tagged as the favorite in the men’s singles tournament.

Only two sets dropped by the No. 2 seed in his first four matchups. Even when he was down two sets to Felix Auger-Aliassime in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds, he found a way to win. Medvedev recovered from a two-set quarterfinal disadvantage with the drive of a major champion, and that determination helped him recover from a second-set defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas in his four-set semifinal victory.

Nadal also played nine sets

In the last two rounds, Nadal also played nine sets. Denis Shapovalov pushed him to five sets in the quarterfinals, and he defeated Matteo Berrettini in four sets. The Spaniard has won his last four sets by three games or more, indicating that when he is on form, he is difficult to beat. The concern for Nadal on Sunday is that any disadvantage would be more difficult to overcome against Medvedev.

The 2019 U.S. Open won by Nadal in five sets over Medvedev, although that success occurred while the Russian was still getting traction at the major tournament level. Over the last year, Medvedev has improved his game significantly, as seen by his major victory in New York.

The No. 2 seed is a much tougher opponent than he was in 2019 when he lost three times against Nadal. Nadal leads the all-time series 3-1

Nadal will be able to force a fifth set with Medvedev, but he will not be able to overpower him as he would on Roland-Garros clay. Medvedev is a superior hard-court player, which should continue to show as he establishes himself as the finest player among the next generation of men’s tennis stars.

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