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Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal in Australian Open Final to pick up 18th Grand Slam Title

The Men's final of the Australian Open was probably the most talked about sporting event of the weekend as two legends, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal locked horns in an attempt to pick up another grand slam title in Men’s Tennis.

World No. 10, Roger Federer was able to overcome a very strong Rafael Nadal with an exciting five-set victory to win the Australian Open final and pick up his 18th Grand Slam title.

The 35-year old won 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 in a game that lasted for four hours and saw both finalists practically run out of breath.

Roger Federer who spoke on his victory said;

"I've been coming here for almost 20 years now, I've always enjoyed it and now my family does too. Thanks again for everything, to everybody. I hope to see you next year. If not, this was a wonderful run here and I can't be happier to win".

Rafael Nadal also spoke on his incredible match with Roger Federer, adding that Federer deserved it a little bit more because he controlled majority of the game.

The 30-year old said;

"I worked very hard to get where I am, I fight a lot, probably Roger deserved it a little bit more than me. I'm just going to keep trying. I feel I am back at a very high level".

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have battled injuries over the past years which have seen both drop down the world ranking.

Nadal currently ranks second in the Men's all-time Grand Slam singles titles with fourteen grand slams and level with United States, Pete Sampras who has fourteen as well.

Congratulations to Roger Federer on his 18th  Grand Slam and thumbs up to Rafael Nadal for a thrilling Australian Open final.

 

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

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