Nadal Break Grand Slam Record and Bengals vs Rams in Super Bowl LVIPublished January 31, 2022 by Sol FH
It was a wild day in sports yesterday, as Nadal hoisted 21st Grand Slam and Bengals go to the big show for the first time since 1988.
January 30 will forever be remembered in sports as the day a 35-year-old Rafael Nadal broke the all-time Grand Slam wins record with 21, after defeating a 25-year-old Daniil Medvedev in five sets. It will also be a day that Cincinnatti residents remember, as their Bengals advanced to the Super Bowl after an OT win over the Kansas City Chiefs, making it to the big game for the first time in 34 years.
Rafael Nadal was down two sets, losing the opening set 6-2 and the second set 7-6 after a tie break. But then, we saw something incredible happen. The Spaniard began showing glimpses of his younger self and won sets 3 and 4, 6-4. Medvedev came back in set 5, and it looked like he would close out an aging Nadal, who has talked openly about retirement for some time, but Nadal was able to win the set 7-5 and raise his 21st Grand Slam title.
As he raised the trophy, sweat still rolling down his face, he had surpassed tennis greats Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to claim sole possession of the grand slam win-record, at least for now. It was a special moment for Nadal, his family, friends, and loyal fans, as the win was something he did not expect.
"I was repeating to myself during the whole match, 'I lost a lot of times here having chances, sometimes I was a little bit unlucky,'" Nadal said. "I just wanted to keep believing until the end."
"Tonight has been unforgettable. I feel very lucky."
The odds on Nadal to win were at 2.63 at bet365 Sports, and anyone who placed a bet on him to win outright at the beginning of the tournament will be extra happy with their payout.
Bengals Beat Chiefs
January 30 will also be a day that is burned into the minds of Bengals fans after they did the seemingly impossible and beat the Kansas City Chiefs in OT. The Bengals were at 3.90 to beat the Chiefs at bet365 Sports, but they were able to overcome the odds and make it to Super Bowl LVI, and their first appearance in the big show since 1988.
The Bengals have never won a Super Bowl. They lost in '81 and '88 to the 49ers, who lost their Conference Championship game to the Rams last night.
The Bengals and the Rams will battle it out at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. The half-time show is already going to be wild with Snoop Dog, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar, but the game should be just as incredible.
The Rams are favorites at 1.50 to win, and the Bengals are at 2.70 at bet365 Sports.
The odds in this article were accurate at writing on January 31 at 8:30 GMT.