This was Roger Federer's 18th Grand Slam singles title, the most ever by a man in the history of tennis, and it was his fifth Australian Open title, just one shy of the record co-held by Novak Djokovic and Roy Emerson. Federer would go on to equal this record by defending his title successfully the next year .
Roger Federer defeated Rafael Nadal in the final 6–4, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3 to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 2017 Australian Open. It was his fifth Australian Open title, and then-record-extending 18th major title overall. The win was Federer's first title in over 12 months; his last title was at Basel on 1 November 2015.
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Rafael Nadal hits an amazing shot in the 4th set of the men's singles final against Roger Federer at the Australian Open 2017.
Roger Federer. ATPWorldTour.com looks at how the 2017 final was won. Roger Federer recovered from a 1-3 deficit in the fifth set against his great rival Rafael Nadal to capture his 18th Grand Slam championship crown and his fifth Australian Open title on Sunday night. Federer, the No. 17 seed, defeated ninth seed and 2009 winner Rafael Nadal, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in three hours and 38 minutes.
Serena Williams signs Wilson racquets after winning her 23rd Grand Slam title at the 2017 Australian Open. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Roger Federer hit 14 backhand winners against Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open 17 final.Never before did he hit his "weakness" with so much conviction and...
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