Roger Federer won the Australian Open for the 18th Grand Slam title by defeating his old rival Rafael Nadal at Rod Laver Arena.
The 35-year old Swiss player beat Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 3-6, 6-3 on Sunday to win his fifth Australian Open title. He won the championship point by a forehand winner.

Since 2011 Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have encountered each other for the 9th time in the Australian Open.

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Both the star players are back into form after a string of injuries. Currently, Rafal Nadal ranks 9th in the world whereas Roger Federer 17th in the world.  With this beautiful win, Roger becomes the oldest man to win a Grand Slam title.
The duo has strived together for 31 grand slams out which Federer has won 17 of them.

And when the news of Roger Federer winning the Australian Open exploded, Twitterati got all hyped up with happiness.