Epic Final Results in an Australian Open Title and 18 Grand Slams
Everything came together Sunday night in Melbourne as Roger claimed his 18th Grand Slam title. After 5 grueling sets against Rafael Nadal, Roger was victorious and clinched his 5th Australian Open. In his first tour-level event after a six-month injury lay-off, the Swiss Maestro seemed to be having a fateful fortnight in Melbourne which led to a final featuring an epic battle against good friend and long-time rival, Rafael Nadal. The match proved to be nothing short of thrilling as the two battled deep into the 5th set. Roger came through victorious with a final score of 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. “I’m out of words,” he said, after receiving the trophy from Rod Laver. “I'd like to congratulate Rafa on an amazing comeback. There are no draws in tennis, but I would have been very happy to accept one and share it with Rafa tonight. The comeback had been perfect as it was.” This win puts Roger at 18 Grand Slam Titles and back into the Top 10.