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Australian Open Final: Federer Beats Nadal to Win 18th Grand Slam

  • Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 at the Australian Open Final on Sunday night and won his 18th Grand Slam title. After Wimbledon in 2012, it was Federer's first major title.

    Federer seeded 17th and Nadal 19th returned from extended layoffs.

    In the previous eight Grand Slam finals played against Nadal, Federer had lost six.

    After accepting the trophy from Australian great Rod Laver, Federer said that the last six months have been different and he was not sure about being at Australian Open but he is glad that he made it.