FrontNewsSportsTop Stories

Roger Federer wins Australian Open for 20th slam title

Swiss ace Roger Federer defended his Australian Open crown by getting past Croatian Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in a rip-roaring men’s singles final in Melbourne on Sunday.

This is the 20th Grand Slam title of Federer’s career. Federer looked in control in the first set but Cilic fought back to win the second which lasted for an hour.

 Federer restored his lead in the third set before Cilic made it 2-2 with a superb win in the fourth. At 36, but showing no signs of tiredness, Federer underlined his world class abilities to triumph in the final set and put daylight between him and the Croat.

The win saw Federer join an elite list where only three players in the history of the sport have won 20 or more Grand Slam titles – Steffi Graf (22), Serena Williams (23) and Margaret Court (24).

The victory also put Federer alongside Novak Djokovic and Roy Emerson with six Australian Open titles apiece. In 2017, he beat arch-rival Rafael Nadal in five sets.

NMTV

NMTV was launched in the year 1999, and is Maharashtra only accredited 24-hour, 7-day-a-week local cable news station of Navi Mumbai airing news bulletins and programs in English, Hindi and Marathi. NMTV represents the state-of-the-art in local television news coverage, delivering on a commitment of responsible and community-oriented journalism on an around-the-clock basis.

Related Articles

Back to top button
Close
Close