Record Alert - Rafael Nadal becomes the most Grand Slam-winning player in tennis history.

Australia: Rafael Nadal of Spain won the 2022 Australian Open tennis championship a short while ago.

Russia's Daniil Medvedev was defeated by Nadal.

Daniil Medvedev won the first two rounds 6-2, 7-6.

Nadal, however, won the last three rounds 6-4, 6-4, 7-5.

This is Rafael Nadal's 21st Grand Slam victory.

No player in the history of the game of tennis has won 21 Grand Slam tournaments so far.

Only Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have won 20 Grand Slam titles each.

This is Nadal's second time winning the Australian Open.

Rafael Nadal had previously won the Australian Open in 2009.