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Roger Federer defeats Rafael Nadal in Australian Open final

Roger Federer claims Australian Open title and 18th Grand Slam of his career

Roger Federer has won Australian Open title and 18th Grand Slam of his career after dramatic five-set victory (6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 ) over great rival Rafael Nadal.

Federer was down a break early in the pivotal fifth set, but came back to break the Spaniard in the sixth game to level the set at 3-all.

The 35-year-old Swiss extend his lead at the top of the all-time men’s major winners’ list.