Roger Federer wins his sixth Australian Open and 20th grand slam title

Roger Federer of Switzerland lifts the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after winning the 2018 Australian Open Men’s Singles Final against Marin Cilic of Croatia on day 14 of the 2018 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2018. Photo: Xin Li/ Getty Images.

Last night Roger Federer defeated Marin Cilic to win the 2018 men’s final of the Australian Open.

The 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 3-6 6-1 victory sees Federer claim his sixth Australian Open title, as well as his 20th grand slam title.

The Croatian tried to fight back after losing the first set in only 24 minutes to the Swiss superstar but it was Federer who once again proved why he is widely considered one of the greatest tennis players ever.

Federer could not contain his tears while accepting the trophy and paid tribute to his team for the win:

Playing conditions for the men were significantly cooler than for the women’s final after organisers made the controversial decision to close the roof and play the match indoors.

The decision followed the hospitalisation of women’s finalist Simona Halep who lost to Dane Caroline Wozniacki.

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