Roger Federer Claims Australian Open Title


Roger Federer has won his sixth Australian Open and 20th Grand Slam title with a five-set victory over Marin Cilic.

The Swiss lost five games in a row as he dropped the fourth set but recovered to win 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 3-6 6-1.

The 36 year old is only the fourth player after Margaret Court, Serena Williams and Steffi Graf to win 20 or more major singles titles.

An emotional Federer broke down in tears as he thanked his fans.

“It’s a dream come true and the fairytale continues,” he said.

“You guys make me nervous. You guys make me practice. You guys fill the stadiums. Thank you.”