Roger Federer has won his 20th Grand Slam title and record-equaling sixth Australian Open crown, the Swiss outlasting sixth seed Marin Cilic 6-2 6-7(5) 6-3 3-6 6-1 at Rod Laver Arena on Sunday night.
Federer will stay as world No.2 with the victory, while Cilic’s most successful Australian Open campaign sees the Croatian rise to world No.3, Nadal retaining his position at No.1
The champ is choking up:
“I’m so happy … winning is an absolute dream come true. The fairytale continues for us, for me.
“It’s been a long journey but very worthwhile (in Australia since last 2016), we had a great time as a family and a dream.
“Rod Laver, nice to see you again … and all the other legends in the commentary booth and around the stadium … I want to thank all the people who made this night so special for the players.
“My team, I love you guys, thank you.”
He lifts the trophy and the tears start. He is very emotional, is Fed.