Contesting his first match since the Australian Open final, Marin Cilic got off to a slow start in his Davis Cup doubles match, but rallied just in time to score a crucial point for Croatia, taking a 2-1 lead over Canada in their first-round tie.
Roger Federer wasted no time in picking up where he left off after a fantastic 2017 campaign, opening up his 2018 season with another Australian Open crown while a big group of youngsters made some statements in Melbourne.
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