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Federer Wins 20th Grand Slam, Sixth Australian Open

Roger Federer holds the trophy of the games.Roger Federer holds the trophy of the games.

Roger Federer has won his 20th Grand Slam title and record-equaling sixth Australian Open crown, the Swiss outlasting sixth seed Marin Cilic 6-2 6-7(5) 6-3 3-6 6-1 at Rod Laver Arena on Sunday.

With his second title in succession in Melbourne, Federer joins Roy Emerson and Novak Djokovic with six Australian Open singles crowns, and improved his record in Grand Slam finals to 20. He is now 6-1 in finals in Melbourne, his sole loss coming to Rafael Nadal in 2009, website of the games, Ausopen.com reported.

Cilic, who became the first player to take a set from Federer this fortnight when he won the second-set tiebreak, falls to 1-2 in major finals, his defeat on Sunday coming after he lost the Wimbledon final to the Swiss last year.

Federer will stay as world No. 2 with the victory, while Cilic’s most successful Australian Open campaign sees the Croatian rise to world No. 3, Nadal retaining his position at No. 1.

 

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