‘Incredible’ Roger Federer wins sixth Australian Open title, 20th slam

Roger Federer has retained his Australian Open crown after beating Marin Cilic in five sets in Melbourne.
This was the Swiss' sixth victory at the tournament and the 36-year-old shows no signs of slowing down this year. The world number one overcame his Croatian opponent 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to retain his title.
The first man to win 20 grand slam titles received rampant applause from the crowd as the ever-popular champion delivered a speech that suggested he may not have thought, at least a few years ago, that he would win this tournament two more times.
“I’m so happy it’s unbelievable,” Federer said.
“It’s a long day waiting for the finals it’s easy when it’s in the afternoon you sleep and play and that’s it. When it’s at night you think about it all day and it’s tough.
“The fairytale continues for me after the great year I had last year it’s incredible.”
Federer then thanked Marin Cilic, who himself held back the tears that came when he failed so badly in last year’s Wimbledon final.
“I’d like to thank Marin... another great tournament goes to world No.3... keep doing what you’re doing and achieve more.”
The Australlian


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