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Sachin Tendulkar, Bill Gates, Billie Jean King and a plethora of celebrities bow down to Roger Federer on 20th Grand Slam win

Roger Federer
Roger Federer

Roger Federer wins his 20th Grand Slam Title and his 96th overall title.

The legend that is Roger Federer shows no signs of abating, even at the age of 36 The Swiss superstar won his 20th Grand Slam title on Sunday by outlasting Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 and added a seventh Australian Open title to his burgeoning showcase.

Federer’s Croatian opponent did put up a fight during the match, stretching him to five sets but the genius kicked on a gear in the final set, coasting through 6-1 to emphatically seal the result and a small piece of history along with it, something which he has made a habit of.

Federer had reached the summit clash without dropping a set but a determined Cilic made him work for the win. The win came in three hours and three minutes.

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Roger Federer
Roger Federer

Cilic won eight games when the pair met in last year’s Wimbledon final, after which he broke down in tears. He did superbly to put up a fight on Sunday. But given the class of the man standing opposite him, Cilic can hold his head high.

“It’s a dream come true and the fairytale continues,” said Federer, who won three of the last five majors.

“If anything one can learn from Roger, it’s the mentality to never give up. He has taught us that self belief is a very key aspect of life”

Incredibly, Federer – despite turning 37 this year – has now won 25 of his 26 matches at the majors. Since hobbling off Wimbledon’s hallowed centre court 18 months ago with a serious knee injury, his playing future became uncertain.

But after enduring a four-and-a-half-year grand slam title drought, Federer’s remarkable renaissance, at an age when most players are long retired, has netted him three slams in 12 months.

Federer, meanwhile, has left fans wondering how far the man can go if he is scything through Grand Slams at will at the age of 36. Take a bow, Roger.


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