Rafael Nadal started his 2022 season in the best way possible and it was a catalyst for the upcoming success.
No one expected Rafael Nadal to win the 2022 Australian Open, but also thanks to the absence of his biggest rival, Novak Djokovic, the Spaniard managed to lift his 21st Grand Slam title. He faced a lot of good players in Melbourne and lost six sets on his way to the final.
Only two players that he played had an experience with a Grand Slam final and one of them almost stopped him. It was in the final when Nadal was losing 0-2 in what is now known as one of the best comebacks in his career. Do you know all the players that he defeated? You can test your knowledge in our quiz.