Boris Becker says Rafael Nadal is clearly probably the most profitable participant of all time after claiming his twenty first Grand Slam title on the Australian Open.
The talk over who is taken into account the GOAT (biggest participant of all time) has rumbled on for years with followers of Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic all claiming their favorite deserves the crown.
The truth that the three males had been tied for 20 main titles every simply added to the talk, however Becker believes the query has now been answered.
Coming into the Australian Open after a long-layout as a result of a foot harm and a current bout of COVID, Nadal wasn’t tipped to win the primary Grand Slam of the yr and issues seemed much less possible after he misplaced the primary two units to Daniil Medvedev within the remaining.
Nevertheless, the Spaniard confirmed the resilience and combat he’s identified for, to come back again to win 2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 to carry a record-breaking twenty first main trophy.
“It was a day made for tennis historical past,” says former world primary Boris Becker.
“We didn’t have Nadal on the high of our record a fortnight in the past. He was match, gained the
preparation match in Melbourne. Earlier than that, Nadal was injured for half a yr. Now we’re wiser and Rafa has damaged the report of Federer and Djokovic.”
In successful his second Australian Open, Nadal has additionally matched Novak Djokovic in successful every of the Grand Slam tournaments greater than as soon as, and Becker says this proves he’s greater than only a clay courtroom grasp.
“You make a mistake in the event you nonetheless name Rafa the clay courtroom king, ” says Becker.
“He has gained on each floor and each Grand Slam match not less than twice. He’s probably the most profitable participant of all time, we will say that loud and clear.”
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