The 2017 Australian Open Men's Singles final was the championship tennis match of the Men's Singles tournament at the 2017 Australian Open. It was contested between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, ranked 17th and 9th in the world respectively. It was their record ninth meeting in a Grand Slam final in their rivalry, and their 1st meeting in a Grand Slam final since the 2011 French Open. In a rematch of the 2009 Australian Open final, which Nadal won in 5 sets, Roger Federer won the duel in 5 sets

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The tennis legend’s declaration we were “watching the changing of the guard” as Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas eliminated Federer from the Australian Open on Sunday night was met with a stern backhand from the Swiss champ. “Yeah, sure,” Federer said at his press conference, when asked about McEnroe’s assertion during an on-court interview with Tsitsipas. “He’s in front of the mic a lot. He’s always going to say stuff. I love John (but) I’ve heard that story the last 10 years. From that standpoint, nothing new there.”  Federer’s fourth-round loss follows a similarly shocking round of 16 defeat at last year’s US Open to Australia’s John Millman.

Roger Federer won his 18th Grand Slam title and first for five years with a thrilling five-set victory over Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final. The 35-year-old Swiss won 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 to claim his fifth Melbourne title and extend his lead at the top of the all-time men's major winners' list. Nadal, 30, remains tied in second with Pete Sampras on 14 Grand Slams following his first final since 2014. Federer's previous major title came at Wimbledon in 2012. "I've been coming here for almost 20 years now," he said. "I've always enjoyed it and no

MELBOURNE, Australia — It was Roger Federer’s unlikeliest victory in a Grand Slam tournament — quite a statement for a 35-year-old who has now won 18 of them. But where else should one rank this Australian Open, where Federer was rightfully viewed as an underdog? Where he arrived seeded just 17th, having not played an official tournament for more than six months? Where he faced his friendly rival Rafael Nadal in the final on sore legs? Even Federer’s own expectations were tempered for a change. “I would have said a great event would be quarters,” Federer said. “Fourth round would be nice.”.

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Federer upset by Tsitsipas at Australian Open (1:21). Defending champion Roger Federer loses in four sets to Stefanos Tsitsipas in the fourth round of the Australian Open. (1:21). Facebook.  At 37, Federer was the oldest man left in the field and was bidding to become the oldest man to reach the quarterfinals in Australia since Ken Rosewall, who was 43, in 1977. Tsitsipas, a lanky guy who kept his scraggly hair in place with a pink headband, was the youngest man in the fourth round this year. He lost his opening match a year ago, when Federer picked up his sixth Australian Open championship and 20th Grand Slam title overall.

Roger Federer makes it through to a record seventh Australian Open final after Chung Hyeon retires in their semi-final.  Media playback is not supported on this device. Australian Open: Federer into final after Chung Hyeon retires. Australian Open: Men's final. Venue: Melbourne Park Date: Sunday, 28 January Time: 08:30 GMT. Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website. Watch highlights on BBC Two from 13:00 GMT. Roger Federer made it through to a record seventh Australian Open final when South Korean Chung Hyeon retired in the second set of their semi-final.

Roger Federer has won his 20th Grand Slam singles title with a 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory over Marin Cilic in the Australian Open final. Back where his career resurgence began last year with an unexpected run to the title following a six-month injury layoff, Federer had an almost perfect title defence until he reached the second set of the final. After going through four years without winning a major, Federer has now won three of the last five. "I'm so happy. It's unbelievable," Federer said, taking deep breaths and choking back tears. "Of course, winning is a

Here is Roger Federer's outfit for the Australian Open 2019 and it's the first time he will be wearing Uniqlo at the Sunshine Slam. You can see the full outfit in the gallery below and there's also a white version, perhaps that gets worn should he play a day session match. Overall, it looks somewhat similar to the dark navy henley he wore at the Hopman Cup and from the pictures, I actually prefer the navy colour from Perth, although as usual, the photographs might not do this one justice.

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For Federer, it’s his fifth Australian Open title and his 18th Grand Slam singles title in total. At 35 years old, he earns his first Grand Slam title since he won Wimbledon in 2012, and getting the win over a rival like Nadal is huge. Nadal entered the Australian Open as the ninth seed, while Federer was the 17th seed. Both players were not expected to win, with top seeds Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic severely outperforming them in 2016. But both were incredibly sharp throughout the year’s first Grand Slam, though in the end it was Federer who came out on top. The first set was a fierce back

Nadal has dominated his rivalry with Federer, but Federer avenged his 2009 Australian Open final defeat to Nadal on Sunday. Here's a look at some of the best Twitter reactions to Federer's victory, both within the tennis community and elsewhere. Thank you both, don't you ever quit tennis!! GRANDEEE ROGER 🙌 So inspiring!! — Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan) January 29, 2017. Demasiado Federer! Too much Federer 👏🏼. — Garbiñe Muguruza (@GarbiMuguruza) January 29, 2017. There is a reason @rogerfederer is the 🐐.

Roger Federer's chapter in the annals of tennis history has earned yet another entry with his triumph Down Under: a sixth Australian Open title and his 20th Grand Slam overall. Fellow players, athletes, celebrities and even the president of Switzerland took to social media to congratulate the superstar on his extraordinary five-set win over Marin Cilic in Sunday's final. You May Also Like: Federer Beats Cilic For 20th Major Crown. #RF20 🏆🙌👑. — Juan M. del Potro (@delpotrojuan) January 28, 2018.  #NextGenATP Denis Shapovalov, who grew up watching Federer, added to the applause. #RF20 just incredible 👏. — Denis Shapovalov (@denis_shapo) January 28, 2018.

Federer advanced through to the Australian Open final on Friday night but did not win through. His opponent Hyeon Chung was forced to retire with severe blisters to his feet when he was down 5-2 in the second set having lost the first 6-1. Federer knew the 21-year-old had problems with his feet before the match but was impressed that the stoic South Korean had disguised his discomfort during the first set. He betrayed no limitation in his game almost until the moment he went to shake the chair umpire's hand and retire. "I did see today why he beat players like Novak [Djokovic], Sasch

Last year Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open and broke the string of two wins in a row of Roger Federer, so this year, Roger Federer wants to be the best in Australia again. It will no be easy, Rafel Nadal, Djokovic, Murray, Tsonga, Ferrer, Verdasco and company will try to do their best to win the first Grand Slam of the season. If you like tennis and you are a fan of Roger Federer, you'll love this wallpaper of Roger Federer playing a backhand in the Australian Open. Prepare yourself for the Australian Open 2009 and set your favorite player on the background. Notes. This wallpaper is

Roger Federer's bid for a hat-trick of Australian Open titles was crushed on Sunday as Greek wunderkind Stefanos Tsitsipas rose up to floor the Swiss master and become his nation's first Grand Slam quarter-finalist. | TNN | Updated: Jan 21, 2019, 09:50 IST. Highlights. Federer's bid for a hat-trick of Australian Open titles was crushed on Sunday. Greek wunderkind Tsitsipas rose up to floor the Swiss master and become his nation's first Grand Slam quarter-finalist. The 20-year-old Tsitsipas overhauled Federer 6-7(11), 7-6(3), 7-5, 7-6(5) under the lights of Rod Laver Arena.

The Australian Open defending champion is out – and a new era may have dawned in tennis.  Roger Federer turned pro a month before Stefanos Tsitsipas was born. The 20-year-old Greek player grew up idolising him. His earliest tennis memories are of watching the Swiss champion and Pete Sampras. His game looks like Federer's. On Sunday night it was better than Federer’s. Loading. Replay.

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has defeated Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to win the 2018 Australian Open in Melbourne. It is Federer's 20th Grand Slam title and after going four years without winning a major, he now has won three of the last five. The second seeded Federer, 36, cruised through the first set but Cilic, seeded number six, rallied in the 2nd and won a tiebreaker. After splitting the next two sets, Federer dominated the decisive set to claim his sixth Australian Open title. "I'm so happy. It's unbelievable,'' Federer said after the

But Federer opened the floodgates with his mesmerizing waltz around the court. In a way, the Swiss paved the way for Nadal and Djokovic to force their way to the table, by setting such a high standard for tennis. The prolific success of these men will no doubt redefine the boundaries of tennis, carrying the sport to hitherto unseen peaks.

Australian Open 2018 odds (Betfair). Roger Federer 7/4, Rafael Nadal 7/2, Novak Djokovic 6/1, Grigor Dimitrov 10/1, Alexander Zverev 14/1, Nick Kyrgios 14/1, JM Del Potro 14/1, David Goffin 18/1, Dominic Thiem 25/1, Stan Wawrinka 25/1, Marin Cilic 30/1, Milos Raonic 40/1, Kevin Anderson 40/1, Jack Sock 50/1. Related articles. Shock Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal claim made by Rublev. Rafael Nadal Australian Open 2018 draw: Who could the Spaniard face? Australian Open 2018 draw: Who plays who in first Grand Slam. Roger Federer Rafael Nadal Australian Open. Most read in Tennis.

Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal Australian Open 2017 Final: The history goes back 12 years when Nadal burst on the to scene in 2004. Federer at that time was at the peak of his career and only Nadal could match him in terms of ability on the court.  Aussie Open 2017 given a superb oppertunity for both the players to add one more title to their name and its even more important considering both of them are in the twilight of their careers. Federer vs Nadal Head to Head Record: Looking at their record, Nadal clearly leads the head to head battle with 23 wins overall compared to Federer’s 11.

Sixth Australian Open crown remains in Federer's sights. The imperious Swiss struck 61 winners and broke four times to stay on course for a sixth Australian Open title.  The Czech timed the ball superbly for the majority of the opening set, but Federer broke back with an exquisite backhand winner after being left disgruntled when a Hawk-Eye replay failed to appear on the screen and his challenge was unsuccessful. Federer had saved a set point to get back on serve at 5-4 and fended off another before bossing a tie-break, the 36-year-old's serve, slick movement and clean striking giving him the edge.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It took just over an hour for Roger Federer to fix one anomalous statistic in his extraordinary career. Defending champion Federer, who was leading Hyeon Chung 6-1, 5-2 when the Korean retired in the second set of their Australian Open semifinal on Friday night, is within one win of a 20th Grand Slam singles title. Going into the match against Chung, Federer had a below-par semifinals record at Melbourne Park, only six wins out of 13. After 1 hour and 2 minutes under the closed roof on Rod Laver Arena, he's on par, 7-7 (but still well below his marks at the oth

The returning Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are adding even more than usual to the Australian Open. The duo's injuries in 2016 have seen them slip down the rankings, Nadal to ninth and Federer eight places below him. Expectations are, for the most part, low.  The round of 32 – Federer v Nadal, the pair whose epic battles have been reserved for eight major finals and three semis and never earlier at grand slams. Of the past five years, the ninth and 17th seeds have been due to meet in the third round three times – 2012, 2014 and 2016. Federer-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Nadal-Richard Gasquet would still be decent battles, but are less appealing.

Most Australian Open singles titles. 6 - Federer became the third man after Roy Emerson and Novak Djokovic to claim six Australian Open titles with his win over Croatia's Cilic on Sunday. He also equalled Rod Laver's record of claiming four grand slams after turning 30. Grand Slam title breakdown. Australian Open: 6 (2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2018). French Open: 1 (2009). Wimbledon: 8 (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017). US Open: 5 (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008). Most Grand Slam titles. Federer - 20. Rafael Nadal (Spain) - 16. Pete Sampras (U.S.) - 14.

Roger Federer will open his Australian Open title defence against Slovenian Aljaz Bedene next week, while top seed Rafa Nadal, the losing finalist last year, was paired with Dominican Victor Estrella Burgos at the draw on Thursday. Women’s top seed Simona Halep of Romania faces Australian wildcard Destanee Aiava in the first round, with second seed Caroline Wozniacki starting out against Halep’s compatriot Mihaela Buzarnescu. Serena Williams will not defend the women’s title having had her first child last year but 2008 champion Maria Sharapova, who failed a drugs test at the tournament in 201

The Swiss was seeded 17 in January 2017 and in his first major tournament after a six month injury lay-off, he beat Rafael Nadal in the final in to claim the trophy. It was only his 12th victory over the Spaniard in 35 encounters since March 2004. A year on Federer, after success at Wimbledon in July brought him his 19th Grand Slam crown, is the second seed and he will play Bedene for the first time. Nadal, who claimed the French Open and the US Open in 2017, will launch his campaign against the world number 83, Victor Estrella Burgos.

IMAGE: Roger Federer could face last year's finalist Marin Cilic in the quarters. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images. Double defending champion Roger Federer will start his bid for a hat-trick of Australian Open titles next week against unseeded Uzbek Denis Istomin, who caused a huge upset when he defeated Novak Djokovic in the second round two years ago. The draw for the first Grand Slam of the season was made on Thursday and the top seeds could face some early tests of their title credentials when play gets underway on Monday.

Roger Federer described making a successful defence of his Australian Open title to claim a record-extending 20th Grand Slam success as a "very special moment in my life". The 36-year-old secured his sixth Melbourne crown - to equal Roy Emerson and Novak Djokovic - with an absorbing five-set victory over Marin Cilic, who was chasing his second major victory after winning the US Open in 2014. Federer started in imperious fashion against his Croatian counterpart but was forced to dig deep amid a barrage of powerful forehands from Cilic, who forced a decider by winning five successive g

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are set to add some first-week intrigue to the Australian Open and could meet in the third round. The returning Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are adding even more than usual to the Australian Open. The duo's injuries in 2016 have seen them slip down the rankings, Nadal to ninth and Federer eight places below him. Expectations are, for the most part, low.  The round of 32 – Federer v Nadal, the pair whose epic battles have been reserved for eight major finals and three semis and never earlier at grand slams. Of the past five years, the ninth and 17th seeds have been due to meet in the third round three times – 2012, 2014 and 2016.

Defending champion Roger Federer reached the Australian Open third round for the 20th straight year on Wednesday but was made to battle hard by Britain’s Dan Evans before winning 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/3), 6-3. The ageless 20-time Grand Slam champion, who is gunning for a record seventh Melbourne Park title and a third in a row, had breezed past Denis Istomin in the first round, but was given a much tougher examination by the world number 189.

Roger Federer will open his Australian Open title defence against Slovenian Aljaz Bedene next week, while top seed Rafa Nadal, the losing finalist last year, was paired with Dominican Victor Estrella Burgos at the draw on Thursday. Women's top seed Simona Halep of Romania faces Australian wildcard Destanee Aiava in the first round, with second seed Caroline Wozniacki starting out against Halep's compatriot Mihaela Buzarnescu.  Australia's sole men's seed, Nick Kyrgios, takes on Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva and local women's 18th seed Ashleigh Barty takes on Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka. Source: Reuters. Related News. Federer, Nadal close in on dream Wimbledon final.

Roger Federer shrugged off a decade of grand slam heartbreak against Rafa Nadal, felling his great rival 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 in a classic Australian Open final to capture his 18th major title. Roared on by a partisan Rod Laver Arena crowd, Federer roared back from 3-1 down in the nerve-shredding final set before closing it out on the second championship point with a forehand winner to seal his fifth crown at Melbourne Park. See more reactions to Roger Federer winning the 18th Grand Slam: 7 PHOTOS. Roger Federer wins 18th Grand Slam. See Gallery. Roger Federer wins 18th Grand Slam. What a match

Australian Open, Chung si ritira: Federer in finale (Ansa). Melbourne, 26 gennaio 2018 - 'King' Roger Federer conquista la finale degli Australian Open 2018 travolgendo il giovane ventiduenne sudcoreano Hyeon Chung, che dopo soli due set si è ritirato per un infortunio al piede. L'uomo dei record si è imposto nella sua quattordicesima semifinale in Australia e la 43esima in assoluto negli Slam.

Nadal and Federer will meet in their ninth grand slam final and first at Melbourne Park since the Spaniard won the 2009 title. File Photo | Photo Credit: Sandeep Saxena. Reuters.  Rafa Nadal had to be at his battling best to outlast Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 5-7 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-4 at the Australian Open on Friday and set up a mouth-watering ninth grand slam final meeting with his great rival Roger Federer. The Spaniard looked every inch a 14-times grand slam champion as he slugged it out with his 25-year-old opponent over nearly five hours on Rod Laver Arena to reach his first major final since the 2014 French Open and 21st overall.

Nadal ha sempre battuto Federer in Australia: nella finale del 2009, nella semifinale del 2012 e in quella del 2014. Ma Rafa è stato in campo complessivamente 5 ore e 19 minuti in più di Federer e ha avuto un giorno in meno di riposo tra la semifinale e la finale.     Link Copia.  Cinque volte sono arrivati al quinto set: 3 volte ha vinto Rafa (Roma 2006 con 2 match point Federer, Wimbledon 2008 e Australian Open 2009) e 2 volte Roger (Miami 2005 e Wimbledon 2007). Ma non basta affidarsi ai numeri per capire chi vincerà. A vincere, prima ancora del risultato finale di un torneo che consegnerà il 18° Slam a Federer o il 15° a Nadal, sarà il tennis.

Roger Federer raced into the 2018 Australian Open final on Friday as Hyeon Chung retired after 63 minutes. The 19-time Grand Slam champion led 6-1 5-2 when his opponent shook hands suffering from a blistered foot. Federer, who only faced — and survived — one break point, will play Marin Cilic in Sunday's Melbourne final. By Mike Dickson for MailOnline. Published: 04:44 EDT, 26 January 2018 | Updated: 07:03 EDT, 26 January 2018.

After winning the Australian Open 2017, has Roger Federer cemented his status as the Tennis GOAT? Edward Sheppard. Updated Jan 31, 2018. Updated Jan 31, 2018. Assuming you mean the AO final here - it seems to me that the rest of the tournament went almost smoothly for Federer (although the backhand situation was not limited to just the final).  This constant aggression reduced the time that Federer had to react which prevented him from pla (more)Loading… sNZtMCpsGoMpntfIFsAoNnrMuwheeBQibdHosrU iOtDFbGybkH oEaQnPvyvFwaGzlebnpgoQXpl mAZlMQtOzeof QINmBJALeJYitTGfXMwSJrroOOrmHkFUstwPv.

Australian Open: Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer Inspire Fans To Dream On. Rohan Raj · Sports Expert Updated: Jan 25, 2017, 20:37 IST. The notorious rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal has dominated the tennis world for the past decade.  Federer inspired his fans to dream again by dismantling Mischa Zverev - the man who stunned world no 1 Andy Murray earlier - 6-1, 7-5, 6-2 with a clinical display of all-court tennis to reach his 13th Australian Open semifinal. Chasing his 18th Grand Slam title, and first since 2012, the Swiss ace neutered his left-handed German opponent's serve-volley game to set up a last-four meeting with fellow countryman Stan Wawrinka.

Apparently, as Federer lost 7-6 (4), 7-5, 6-4 to 2008 champion Novak Djokovic in Thursday’s Australian Open semifinal. Nadal lost previously to David Ferrer, who will face Andy Murray Friday in the tournament’s other semifinal. For the first time since 2003, Federer will not hold any of the four Grand Slam titles. Read it at ESPN. 1. ‘I GET IT’.

A day earlier, Federer, 35, took out Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 6-3, 1-6, 4-6, 6-3. Although Federer and Nadal have won a combined 31 Grand Slams, their run at this year's Australian Open is perhaps the most surprising. When the tournament began, the buzz centered around defending champion Novak Djokovic and his battle to reclaim the No. 1 ranking from Andy Murray. However, the top two seeds were gone by the fourth round. Denis Istomin, a wild-card entry, ousted Djokovic in the second round. Mischa Zverev upended Murray, 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 in the fourth. Meanwhile, Federer and Nadal were hoping t

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