Federer won the Australian Open, winning his 20th Grand Slam
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Federer won the Australian Open, winning his 20th Grand Slam

Marin Cilic 1-3 Roger Federer

Successfully defending the Australian Open crown at the age of 36, Roger Federer equaled the number of titles at Melbourne Park with Roy Emerson and Novak Djokovic (six championships).

Federer won the Australian Open, winning his 20th Grand Slam

Cilic contributed to creating a dramatic final until the last minute.

The final’s scenario played out like a roller coaster ride, thanks to Cilic’s efforts.

Set one lasted only 24 minutes.

Federer won the Australian Open, winning his 20th Grand Slam

Federer easily won the first set.

But Cilic did what no other player at the Australian Open could do, which was to make things difficult for Federer.

Defeating Federer on the 36-year-old’s favorite surface is considered impossible.

Federer won the Australian Open, winning his 20th Grand Slam

But Cilic did not surrender easily.

Just like a frozen computer needs a reset button, Cilic showed a fresh image in set two.

Losing the first set in the tournament did not faze Federer.

Federer won the Australian Open, winning his 20th Grand Slam

The match was tense in the first four sets.

Breaking all assumptions, Cilic proved the appeal of tennis and the Grand Slam with his resilient play, with two consecutive breaks in games six and eight.

But the player who toppled Federer was not Cilic, nor at the 2018 Australian Open. It seemed that his physical health had declined, causing the 29-year-old tennis player to not be able to maintain powerful forehands.

Federer won the Australian Open, winning his 20th Grand Slam

Federer burst into tears like a child with his 20th Grand Slam, although he still cannot regain Nadal’s world number one ranking.

The drama still appeared at championship point, when Cilic complained about Federer’s good serve.

“I am very happy and cannot believe this result.

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