- Roger Federer wins Australian Open in epic final against Rafael Nadal
- Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to win Australian Open men's final – as it happened
- 2017 Australian Open – Men's singles final
- Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to win 18th Grand Slam title
Roger Federer wins Australian Open in epic final against Rafael Nadal
Roger Federer Trophy Presentation - Australian Open 20172017 film
Media playback is not supported on this device. Roger Federer won his 18th Grand Slam title and first for five years with a thrilling five-set victory over Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final. The year-old Swiss won to claim his fifth Melbourne title and extend his lead at the top of the all-time men's major winners' list. Nadal, 30, remains tied in second with Pete Sampras on 14 Grand Slams following his first final since I hope to see you next year. If not, this was a wonderful run here and I can't be more happy to win.
Please refresh the page and retry. T he Flashback Slam got the finish it deserved. Federer was equally carried away by this unexpected , , , , triumph — the late-career Slam he has been seeking since his last Wimbledon title in Normally so poised and commanding, he looked shocked when the victory was confirmed, and even slightly goofy. A schoolboy again, waving to his family in the stands.
Roger Federer recovered from a deficit in the fifth set against his great rival Rafael Nadal to capture his 18th Grand Slam championship crown and his fifth Australian Open title on Sunday night. Federer, the No. Throughout, it left the capacity crowd on Rod Laver Arena on the edge of their seats. Federer is the first No. The Swiss superstar now in major finals, while Nadal is lifetime in finals on the biggest stages. 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 hyperbole surrounding a final between these two all-time greats did not appear to affect Nadal or Federer in the opening exchanges of their 35th meeting — and fourth on Melbourne soil.
Updated January 30, An Australian Open final between two ageless champions turned out to be a tennis match for the ages, with Roger Federer beating Rafael Nadal in five outstanding sets before a rapturous Rod Laver Arena crowd. The Swiss star prevailed , , , , against his fellow great, coming from a break down in the fifth set to claim his 18th major title. A revitalised Federer mixed up his tactics against an opponent who has had the better of him historically, hitting 73 winners to Nadal's The win capped a phoenix-like resurrection for the much-loved Swiss, who spent six months of last season out through injury and has gone without a grand slam title since Wimbledon in Nadal ensured he was consistently excellent throughout, landing the ball deep with his usual combination of power and spin. The match tended to swing on Federer's performance level — when he remained error-free his fluid strokeplay handed him winners, but when he was off his game slightly the mistakes came and Nadal took advantage.
Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to win Australian Open men's final – as it happened
It was contested between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal , ranked 17th and 9th in the world respectively. -
2017 Australian Open – Men's singles final
Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to win 18th Grand Slam title