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Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal

Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal

Australian Open 2017 is over, the men’s final showed the winner of this tennis tournament. Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal and won his 18th Grand Slam title.

Roger Federer won the first time for five years on the courts of Australian Open, in 2017, he beat Rafael Nadal in the thrilling five-set match. The men’s final of the tennis tournament became a real event: the Swiss won 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 and left his name for the fifth time in the AO’s history.

This Australian victory gave Roger an opportunity to extend his lead at the top of the all-time men’s major winners’ list, while his opponent at the court (and the best pal in the real life) Rafa Nadal remains tied for second with Pete Sampras. The great Spaniard won 14 Grand Slams following his first final since 2014.

Australian Open 2017 men's final

Federer about his victory on Rod Laver Arena

Federer feels so good now, the 35-year-old Swiss’ previous major title came at Wimbledon in 2012. Roger 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 more happy to win tonight.”

After this fantastic five-set match, Federer becomes the first man in the history of tennis who won five or more titles at three different Grand Slam events. Now, Roger has five Australian Opens, five US Opens, seven Wimbledons.

Nadal commented the final match in a very laconic manner:

“I worked very hard to get where I am today. […] I fight a lot, probably Roger deserved it a little bit more than me today. I’m just going to keep trying. I feel I am back at a very high level.”

Despite all these comments, both friends are celebrating this great day together, with their families, nearest and dearest. Congratulations!