Roger Federer reaffirmed his status as the greatest of all time Sunday evening at the Australian Open when he outlasted Marin Cilic in a gripping five-set battle to take home his record-breaking 20th Grand Slam title: a new record that will likely stand for many decades to come.
Federer wins 6-2 6-7(5) 6-3 3-6 6-1!!
*Federer 6-2 6-7(5) 6-3 3-6 4-1 Cilic: A 66-second service hold from Federer.
Federer 6-2 6-7(5) 6-3 3-6 3-1 Cilic*: A much-needed hold to love from Cilic.
*Federer 6-2 6-7(5) 6-3 3-6 3-0 Cilic: Federer holds as the crowd goes wild.
Federer 6-2 6-7(5) 6-3 3-6 2-0
A mouthwatering final sees the top two seeds in Melbourne face off for the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup on Saturday, with a maiden Grand Slam title and the world number one ranking on the line for both women.
Simona Halep put in another fantastic performance to defeat arguably the best player in 2018, Angelique Kerber, in the semifinals of the Australian Open as the Romanian booked her spot in the Championship match on Saturday.