Roger Federer won his 6th Australian Open and twentieth Stupendous Pummel title with a five-set triumph over Marin Cilic.
The Swiss lost five recreations consecutively as he dropped the fourth set however recouped to win 6-2 6-7 (5-7) 6 3 6-1.
Federer, 36, turns out to be just the fourth player after Margaret Court, Serena Williams and Steffi Graf to win at least 20 noteworthy singles titles.
“It’s a blessing from heaven and the fable proceeds,” said Federer, who has won three of the last five majors.
The last was played under the Bar Laver Field rooftop as the competition’s extraordinary warmth approach was summoned.
Notwithstanding beginning at 19:30 nearby time in Melbourne, the conditions were whether much else testing than 24 hours sooner, when Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep played to the point of depletion in the ladies’ last.
With the rooftop shut and aerating and cooling lifting the spirits the temperature, Federer and Cilic played out a grasping challenge more than three hours and two minutes.
After a poor begin, Cilic hoped to have the energy when he won five amusements in succession to drive a fifth set, however Federer clung on to his serve toward the beginning of the decider and got the key break in the accompanying diversion.
The Swiss ties the record for men’s Australian Open titles at six with Novak Djokovic and Roy Emerson, and moves four clear of Rafael Nadal in the untouched rundown for male Fabulous Hammer champions on 20.
“I’m so cheerful, it’s unfathomable,” Federer included. “After the year I had a year ago, it’s inconceivable.”