Federer defeats Nadal to win Australian Open

Roger Federer kisses the trophy after winning his Men’s singles final match against Rafael Nadal. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

Roger Federer secured a record 18th Grand Slam title after defeating Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in Sunday’s final of the Australian Open.

Nadal was hoping to make it his first Grand Slam victory in over two years.

Serena Williams had on Saturday won the women’s singles in Melbourne after defeating her sister, Venus.


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