Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal in Australian Open, claims 18th Grand Slam title

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Melbourne: Swiss professional tennis player Roger Federer has won his fifth Australian Open title and 18th overall major crown, defeating Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 at the Rod Laver Arena today.




Federer extended his lead over Nadal in the all-time major wins list to four with his first Melbourne Park crown since 2010, and his first major singles title win since Wimbledon 2012, reports ausopen.com.

The Swiss, who will rise to No.10 in the world with this victory, earned his first win over Nadal in four meetings at the Australian Open, and won just his third major final over the Spaniard in nine attempts.




The win snapped a six-match losing streak to Nadal in Grand Slam play. Before Sunday night, Federer’s most recent major win over his great rival came in the Wimbledon final of 2007.

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He has become the first man in history to win five or more titles at three different Grand Slam events.




Federer hit 73 winners, including 20 aces, and won 76 per cent of his first service points for victory in three hours and 37 minutes.

The Swiss, who returned this year after a six-month injury lay-off, is now 12-23 in their head-to-head matches.

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The list of Roger Federer’s Grand Slam titles:

2003 – Wimbledon – Mark Philippoussis – 7-6 (7-5), 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)

2004 – Australian Open – Marat Safin – 7-6 (7-3), 6-4, 6-2

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2004 – Wimbledon – Andy Roddick – 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4

2004 – US Open – Lleyton Hewitt – 6-0, 7-6 (7-3), 6-0

2005 – Wimbledon – Andy Roddick – 6-2, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

2005 – US Open – Andre Agassi – 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-1

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2006 – Australian Open – Marcos Baghdatis – 5-7, 7-5, 6-0, 6-2

2006 – Wimbledon – Rafael Nadal – 6-0, 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (2-7), 6-3

2006 – US Open – Andy Roddick – 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1

2007 – Australian Open – Fernando Verdasco – 7-6 (7-2), 6-4, 6-4

2007 – Wimbledon – Rafael Nadal – 7-6 (9-7), 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 6-2

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2007 – US Open – Novak Djokovic – 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-2), 6-4

2008 – US Open – Andy Murray – 6-2, 7-5, 6-2

2009 – French Open – Robin Soderling – 6-1, 7-6 (7-1), 6-4

2009 – Wimbledon – Andy Roddick – 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 16-14

2010 – Australian Open – Andy Murray – 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (13-11)

2012 – Wimbledon – Andy Murray – 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4

2017 – Australian Open – Rafael Nadal – 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3