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Roger Federer Wins the Australian Open for His 20th Grand Slam Title.

Roger Federer’s ability to stand the test of time is what should allow him to be regarded as the greatest to play the sport, according to the man who many consider to be the best-ever. Rod Laver — who won 11 grand slams between 1960 and 1969 — marvels at Federer’s ability, and said he only seemed to be getting better with age.

But let’s not draw any comparison here. But again, I wouldn’t mind if Tendulkar is called the Federer of Cricket, or Messi as the Federer of Football. It’s justified, I believe. Roger Federer stood the test of time, and when he plays, time stands still.

The greatest ever? Winning 20th grand slam title at the age of 36. Winning 3 grand slam in the last 12 months. Winning more major tennis titles than any man, including a record-equalling six on the court that bears the great Rod Laver's name at Melbourne Park.And of course, the king of Wimbledon. Now, it yours to decide.
On Sunday, under a closed roof in Rod Laver Arena, Federer secured his sixth Australian Open by recovering his mojo in time to hold off Marin Cilic, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.

Federer broke down in tears — not for the first time — during the trophy ceremony in Rod Laver Arena as Laver himself was taking pictures with his phone from the front row.

“The fairy tale continues, for us, for me,” Federer said, looking toward his team and his family in the players’ box.At the age of 36 years, 173 days, Federer became the second-oldest man to win a Grand Slam title in the Open era after Ken Rosewall, who won the 1972 Australian Open at 37.
Federer started to tear up toward the end of the trophy ceremony as he thanked his team in the stands: "I love you guys. Thank you."
He then received a standing ovation as tears streamed down his face.