Rafael Nadal beats Cameron Norrie at the Mexican Open
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Rafael Nadal has won his second title so far this year. The Spanish star defeated British number one Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-4 to win the 2022 Mexican Open title.

The 35-year-old Nadal was also given the idea of retiring at the end of last year due to a foot injury. Nadal has played two tournaments this year and won all of them!

He won the Australian Open title after winning the warm-up tournament in Melbourne by defeating Daniil Medvedev, his 21st Grand Slam title. This time the Mexican crown also went upon his head.

At the end of the win, Nadal said that the start of the year was incredible. A month and a half ago but no one could have imagined it.

Nadal picked up his 15th win over Nouri this year. In the last four, he lost to Medvedev, who went up to number one in the rankings. He lost to Norrie in the final. Nadal has not lost a set on his way to winning the title.

Nadal previously won the Australian Open in Melbourne in January to own a record 21st Grand Slam. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, who have won grand slams 20 times each.

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Nadal has won 91 titles in his career. He has won the Mexican Open four times. He won the title for the first time in 2005 at the age of 18. It is also the record of being the youngest champion in this tournament.

This is Nadal’s fourth in Mexico and overall the 91st ATP title of his career. After winning the Acapulco title in 2005 at the age of 18, he also excelled in Mexico in 2013 and 2020. He is now the youngest and the oldest champion of the tournament.

Nadal also tasted the title in 2013 and 2020 in the Mexican city. This time, he became the oldest player to win the Mexican Open title.

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However, the 35-year-old star was about to retire last year due to a foot injury. Nadal has won each of the three tournaments this year.

Rafael Nadal’s unstoppable effort:

Nadal, the unstoppable top seed, has not lost a set in the entire tournament. He won the title in Acapulco for the third time. The 85th singles title of his career. The first trophy of the new season.

At one stage, it seemed that Rafael Nadal might not win his 21st Grand Slam, beating Swiss Roger Federer and Serbian Novak Djokovic.

Because never before in the history of the Australian Open has a tennis player won a title in a final by two sets.

But Nadal came back in the match despite falling behind in the traditional style. Nadal won a record 21st Grand Slam after playing two finals less than Federer and Djokovic. He lost the first set 2-6, while Nadal lost the second set 6-7.

Rafael Nadal won the next two sets 6-4, 6-4 to equalize. In the fifth set, Rafael Nadal won the match 7-5, winning the title.

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