Hidden Detail in Rafael Nadal’s Photo Melts Tennis Fans’ Hearts After Australian Open Victory

As Rafael Nadal celebrated his historic victory at the Australian Open, tennis fans quickly spotted a heartwarming hidden detail in a celebratory photo taken immediately after beating Daniil Medvedev.

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Rafael Nadal stops the game for his mother to find her child

Rafael Nadal stared in disbelief at his box after making a sensational comeback to claim his 21st Grand Slam title.

He put his hand to his mouth in shock before dropping to his knees and throwing his hands in the air after conquering the Australian Open for the second him of his illustrious career.

Rod Laver’s crowd rose in unison to celebrate the tennis legend’s epic win.

They weren’t the only ones filled with joy, however, as an adorable photo shows one of the ball kids sporting a big smile after the Spaniard beat Daniil Medvedev 2-6, 6-7(5), 6 -4, 6- 4, 7-5 in a mammoth five hours and 24 minutes.

After the trophy presentation, the same ball boy stood next to Nadal as they posed for photos with the other ball boys and girls.

A kid beams with joy after Rafael Nadal wins his 21st Grand Slam title

They beamed with pride as they shared a few words with the icon and posed for photos they will no doubt treasure for the rest of their lives.

The heartwarming reaction of the ball child to Nadal’s story is no doubt prompted by the fact that the Spaniard’s opponent Medvedev seemed to get annoyed at the start of the game when the balls were not in the places they wanted. he hoped they would be during his service. Games.

Medvedev also endured a relatively difficult night with the Australian crowd, most of whom were firmly on Nadal’s side.

The Russian endured a difficult relationship with the public throughout the fortnight at Melbourne Park, and even branded some onlookers ‘low IQ’ after becoming frustrated with the trend of celebrating Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘Siu’ mark .

Medvedev was so upset with his lack of support in some matches that he claimed he would be ready to miss some Grand Slam tournaments in the future.

“When I was 12, I trained, I played in Russian tournaments, of course, I watched Grand Slam tournaments on TV… you dream of being there,” he said. he declares.

“Now I play for myself, for my family, to ensure [for] my family, for the people who trust me, of course, for all Russians, because I feel a lot of support there.

“I will say this: if there is a difficult tournament in Moscow before Roland Garros or Wimbledon, I will go there even if I miss Wimbledon or Roland Garros or something else.

“The kid stopped dreaming. It will be harder to keep playing tennis when things are like this.”

Nadal rallied after two sets to defeat Daniil Medvedev in the 2022 Australian Open final


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Nadal had kind words to say about his opponent and believes that over time the crowd will start to understand the 25-year-old’s personality.

“I say it from the bottom of my heart, face to face and in the locker room, he is a very friendly, accessible person and not at all arrogant,” he told Spanish media AS.

“Someone you can talk to calmly. I like him very much and see him as good people.

“I wish him the best and I’m sure he will have a great time with his audience.”

After his historic win, Nadal overtook rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to become the first man in the game’s history to win 21 Grand Slam crowns.

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