.. Who else could it possibly have been? It wasn’t just that Rafael Nadal won the Australian Open, it was how he came to win it. Injury in 2021, which at one point had looked as if it might be career-ending, meant that he had little match practice going into the tournament. Few gave him a realistic chance of winning. Even without Djokovic and Federer, there were the younger guns like Medvedev. Nadal surprised by getting to the final. But to then come back from two sets to love down to take the championship was simply remarkable. The greatest of all time? Twenty-one Grand Slams, for now, suggest so.