29 Jan 2018

Federer takes record sixth Australian Open

From Morning Report, 8:41 am on 29 January 2018

Roger Federer clinched a record equalling sixth Australian Open title and his 20th Grand Slam victory in Melbourne on Sunday. The Swiss champion fought off a fierce challenge from Croatia's Marin Cilic in a match effectively played indoors after sweltering heat prompted tournament organisers to close the roof of the Rod Laver Arena. After a gruelling four hour encounter, an emotional Federer told fans he was happy the match was over.