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Records further tumble as Federer beats Nadal to secure his 5th Australian Open title

Roger Federer beats arch-rival Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 to secure his 5th Australian Open title and his first since 2010.

The epic final between the two greatest players in Tennis history was a battle of finesse, artistic play and power play as both players fought end to end.

Federer started strongly and won the opening set but his opponent came alive in the second set, storming into a 4-0 lead before levelling the match.

Nadal, however, found himself down again after Federer raised his game, but the Spaniard – who had beaten his rival 23 times before – soon levelled proceedings once again and set up a decider.

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Federer went on to take a medical time-out before the fifth set, in which both men continued to give it their all and remained evenly matched in a pulsating encounter.

In the end, Nadal was the one who cracked as Federer picked his spot, hit the ball close to the line, and Hawk-Eye confirmed that the Swiss was the victor.
Records that were broken and set as a result of the victory
1. Roger Federer snapped his 6-game winless streak against Rafael Nadal
2. 17th seeded Federer becomes the lowest ranked grand slam champion since 44th seeded Gaston Gaudio at Roland Garros in 2004.
3. Roger Federer wins his first major title since winning Wimbledon open in 2012
4. Roger Federer extends his record Grand Slam tally to 18: AusOpen:
AusOpen: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 French Open: 🏆 Wimbledon: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 US Open: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

 

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ajike

Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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