- 2017 Australian Open – Men's singles final
- Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal in thrilling Australian Open final
- Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to win Australian Open men's final – as it happened
2017 Australian Open – Men's singles final
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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. Then he fell to one knee, and the tears broke through. I n , Federer was crying tears of joy.
It was contested between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal , ranked 17th and 9th in the world respectively. It was their record ninth meeting in a Grand Slam final in their rivalry , and their first meeting in a Grand Slam final since the French Open.
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Tennis fans witnessed epic matches during the golden age of the Roger Federer -Rafael Nadal rivalry, but they saw a different kind of classic in the Australian Open final on Sunday. This time it was the Swiss pulling out a five-set championship against the Spaniard for the first time in nearly a decade. Was the final their greatest match? How does it rank with Wimbledon or the Australian Open? This latest "Fedal" classic is a little more difficult to categorize, but it's no less than the most unique and dramatic chapter in their rivalry.
Jacob Steinberg. Sun 29 Jan The Australian Open final is over. She beat Venus Williams in the final. Roger Federer picked up his 18th grand slam title. Sport, eh?
Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal in thrilling Australian Open final
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., Roger Federer is a man in demand after winning his 18th major title in Melbourne.
Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to win Australian Open men's final – as it happened
With this breathtaking victory — , , , , in three hours and 37 minutes — Federer becomes the first man to take five or more titles at three grand slam events and, at 35, the second-oldest man behind Ken Rosewall to win a major singles trophy. Only the appearance of a wooden racket could have made it more surreal. The fifth set was full of agonising drama and Federer weathered two break points to serve it out — but his ethereal grace could not be denied. In future years he will surely look back on this ninth grand slam final meeting with his most fearsome opponent and wonder if it really happened. With economy of effort and an outswinging ace to seal it, Federer had taken the first set in 34 minutes. Simply hanging in points had not been enough for Nadal. He trailed for winners as the Swiss master went to work.