Roger Federer made it an extraordinary 20 grand slam singles titles with a five-set win over Marin Cilic in the Australian Open final.
World No. 2 Roger Federer defeated No. 6 Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to clinch his sixth Australian Open title.
“One of the most extraordinary sporting stories I have ever heard”
David Law explains why Roger Federer was so emotional after winning his sixth #AusOpen title…
— BBC 5 live Sport (@5liveSport) January 28, 2018
This is Federer’s 20th Grand Slam title.
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 defense until he reached the second set of the final.
After going through four years without winning a major, Roger Federer has now won three of the last five.