Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev – Australian Open final: Live score and game-by-game updates

Rafael Nadal vs Daniil Medvedev LIVE: It goes to a fifth set! Spaniard stages epic fightback from two sets down in the Australian Open final as he bids to overtake Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic with his 21st Grand Slam title

  • Rafael Nadal takes on Daniil Medvedev in the final of the Australian Open
  • Medvedev was near-faultless in the first set of the final and took it 6-2
  • Nadal had a set point in the second set but Medvedev won it on a tie-break  
  • Yet the Spaniard took the third set 6-4 as the final crossed the three-hour mark
  • Nadal then forced a decider, 6-4 again, as a terrific final goes over four hours  
  • Latest Australian Open news, including live action and results

Rafael Nadal walks out onto the Rod Laver Arena court knowing he is three sets away from winning a record 21st Grand Slam title this morning. 

Tied all-time with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, both of whom missed this tournament, Nadal can make a statement on Sunday as he faces tricky Russian star Daniil Medvedev, who won the US Open in September. 

Follow Sportsmail’s KIERAN JACKSON for live coverage of Nadal vs Medvedev in the Australian Open final, including build-up, game-by-game updates and reaction.