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Roger Federer was the defending champion and successfully defended his title, defeating Marin Čilić in the final, 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 3–6, 6–1. It was Federer's 20th Grand Slam singles title and record-equalling sixth Australian Open men's singles title (tied with Roy Emerson and Novak Djokovic). With the win, Federer became the first male player to win at least six titles at two Grand Slam tournaments (six at the Australian Open and eight at Wimbledon). Federer became the oldest man to win a Grand

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

No. 2 Roger Federer beat No. 6 Marin Cilic in the 2018 Australian Open final on Sunday in Melbourne to win his 20th Grand Slam title. By Jamie Lisanti. January 27, 2018.  Behind solid serving, Federer captured the third set 6-3 but Cilic fought his way back in the fourth to win 6-3 and force a fifth and deciding set. To start the final set, Federer fought off two break points to hold and then broke Cilic for a 2-0 lead. On match point, Cilic challenged the call but the Hawk-Eye replay showed the ball was in, delaying Federer's moment for just a second before the crowd rose to their feet to celebrate the 20-time Grand Slam champion.

The 2009 Australian Open champion got off to a blistering start, immediately breaking his rival in the opening game to claim the first set in 39 minutes. World number two Nadal faced fierce resistance in the second set, allowing Duckworth to take a 2-0 lead, but then reversed the course of the match to seal a solid victory in two following sets. © Reuters / KIM KYUNG-HOON. Third seed Roger Federer experienced few problems in his first-round encounter, confidently ousting Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. The 17-time Grand Slam winner, who hadn’t played since his US Open semi-final los

Roger Federer makes it through to a record seventh Australian Open final after Chung Hyeon retires in their semi-final.  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. The Swiss led 6-1 5-2 when 21-year-old Chung was forced to call it quits, three games after being treated for a blister on his left foot.

The official account of the Australian Open, Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific 14-27 January 2019Subscribers: 1 mln

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Federer now owns six Australian Open titles, including in back-to-back years. He’s won the title at the French Open once, the US Open five times and Wimbledon a whopping eight times. He is the fourth person — and first man — to win 20 grand slam titles. Roger Federer wins the #AusOpen to earn his 20th major title, becoming the 4th male or female in tennis history to win at least 20 slams joining Margaret Court, Serena Williams and Steffi Graf. — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 28, 2018. Here is a funny GIF, enjoy! Not all superheroes catch tennis ball

MELBOURNE, Australia — There have certainly been better Australia Day tennis celebrations at Melbourne Park. There have undoubtedly been much longer Australia Day tennis celebrations at Melbourne Park. Roger Federer did his part at age 36, but the next generation was unable to keep pace.  This will be Federer’s seventh Australian Open final, a men’s Open era record. It will be his 30th Grand Slam singles final, building on his own men’s record. If he beats Cilic, Federer will have 20 major singles titles, increasing his record total among men to a nice round number that seemed all but unreachable when Djokovic was dominating the game in the first half of 2016.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Sloane Stephens advanced at the Australian Open at the expense of her former doubles partner Timea Babos in a second-round match the women’s tour billed as a battle of the so-called “frenemies.” Fifth-seeded Stephens, the 2017 U.S. Open champion, dominated the Rod Laver Arena opener 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday but Babos kept her working by saving 18 of the 23 break points she faced.  Defending champions Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki were in action later Wednesday, as well the No. 2-ranked players Rafael Nadal and Angelique Kerber. Advertisement - story continues below.

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Australian Open : Federer und Nadal im Gleichschritt. Aktualisiert am 16.01.2019-06:55. Bildbeschreibung einblenden. Der Griff nach großen Bällen: Rafael Nadal im Visier der Autogrammjäger. Bild: AFP. Roger Federer hat Mühe, steht aber bei den Australian Open in Runde drei. Wie auch sein alte Rivale. Die Nummer sechs der Weltrangliste ist hingegen raus.

BHWs: Federer : 5 (including 2 return winners and 1 passing shot) Cilic : 5 (including 2 return winners). FH wing UEs: Federer : 10 (including one return error) Cilic : 19 (including 1 overhead error, 2 return errors). BH wing UEs: Federer : 20 (including 5 return errors) Cilic : 25 (including 4 return errors and 1 volley error). FH wing FEs: Federer : 24, Cilic : 27. BH wing FEs: Federer : 24, Cilic : 35. FHV : Federer : 1, Cilic : 0. BHV: Federer : 3, Cilic : 3.

Roger Federer does not believe that the decision to play Sunday’s Australian Open final under a closed roof in Rod Laver Arena because of the sweltering conditions was a contributory factor in his 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory over Marin Cilic. Federer has long been regarded as the world’s best indoor player, while Cilic said he had struggled to adjust to the cooler temperature under the roof. “I wasn't sure if it was good for me or not, to play under the roof,” Federer said. “Of course, I backed myself in indoor conditions. This is where my first success ever came.

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Federer won the Australian Open championship with a 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 win over Marin Cilic . In the past 12 months, Federer has won back-to-back Aussie Open titles and three Grand Slam championships in all to bring his total to 20 (extending his own record). Editor's Picks. Staying calm in the fifth set made all the difference for Roger Federer. Just when things looked bleak, Roger Federer picked up his game down the stretch to win the Australian Open. ICYMI at Australian Open: Ho-hum, Roger Federer wins another Grand Slam title. Was there a more perfect way for the 2018 Austral

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