Federer wins Australian Open men's singles title


Melbourne: Swiss star Roger Federer on Sunday defeated Croatia's Marin Cilic 2-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3, 1-6 to win the men's singles title at the Australian Open tennis here.

This is his 20th Grand Slam title.

It’s the sixth time he’s held the trophy aloft at Melbourne Park, the 36-year-old becoming the oldest Australian Open winner since a 37-year-old Ken Rosewall in 1972.

Federer is the first man in history to break the teen barrier and win 20 majors, doing so in his 30th grand slam final.

The defending champion dropped his only sets of the tournament to beat the Croatian sixth seed in 3 hours and 3 minutes.

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