Federer wins record 20 Grand Slam titles



Roger Federer has won his sixth Australian Open Grand Slam title and his 20th overall, defeating sixth seed Marin Cilic in five thrilling sets.

He won eight titles in Wimbledon, five at the U.S. Open and one at the French Open.

The Swiss maestro easily took the first set 6-2 in Melbourne, but lost the second in tie break to the Croatian. Federer took the third set 6-3, only to fluff his 3-2 lead in the fourth set and watch helplessly, amid erratic display and unforced errors, as Cilic took the next four games 6-3.

The defending champion however restored control in the fifth and deciding set, racing to a 4-1 lead. Then he broke Cilic again to have a pivotal 5-1 lead to serve for the championship.

Federer did not make any mistake this time around as he served out the match, winning 6-1, becoming the oldest man, at 36, to win the championship in the Open era.

The match was…

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