Nadal wins Mexico 2022

Rafa Nadal wins third consecutive trophy to extend his perfect start to 2022

Spanish legend Rafa Nadal has clinched the Acapulco ATP 500 tournament in Mexico to add a third title to his trophy hall for 2022

Australian Open champion Rafa Nadal has continued his incredible recovery from a foot injury in 2021 to pick up another ATP tournament title, this time at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel where he beat Britain’s Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-4.

This was Nadal’s fourth time winning this title and his 91st tournament victory in total in this most illustrious of careers. The 35 year old has now won all 16 of his matches played in 2020 marking and incredible return to form for someone who only a few months ago was doubting if he would ever play the sport again.

A foot injury in 2021 had forced the clay court legend to end his season early after a disappointing loss at to Lloyd Harris in Washington but now few would doubt his position as the most in form player in the world and favourite to pick up a record 15th title when he heads to his favourite tournament on the clay of Roland Garros in just a few months time.

After this most recent victory Nadal said,

“I went through some very difficult moments during the match that I was able to save, and then I took advantage when I had the chances.

“I’m very pleased. It was a very important title for me, so I can’t be happier.”

Nadal will now head to USA for two huge tournaments in Miami then Indian Wells before starting his normally dominant clay court season.

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