Alex Corretja believes Nadal's comeback in the Australian Open final is the turning point in tennis history

Former World No. 2 Alex Corretja says the stunning comeback made by Rafael Nadal in the 2022 Australian Open final might be the turning point in tennis history.

Nadal was facing certain defeat in this year's Australian Open final as Daniil Medvedev was up by two sets, had a 3-2 lead in the third set, with three consecutive break points on the Spaniard's serve.

However. the Spaniard was able to work his way back into the match and win a record 21st Grand Slam title. Last week, Nadal defeated Casper Ruud in the French Open and now owns a record 22 Grand Slams - two more than Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

"Turning point of 2022, and who knows, maybe in tennis history," Corretja tweeted.

Last year, Djokovic won three Grand Slams to tie Nadal and Federer on the all-time Grand Slam record list with 20 Majors. Just when it seemed Djokovic would finish with the all-time Grand Slam record, Nadal won the opening two Grand Slams of this season.

The 36-year old is currently seeking treatment options for a lingering foot issue, which has put his participation at Wimbledon later this month in doubt.

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