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Roger Federer wins Australian Open

Published 1351 GMT (2151 HKT) January 28, 2018
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The trophy was sweet for Roger Federer after he won a 20th major at the Australian Open. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images
The roof was closed at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne due to extreme heat. PAUL CROCK/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Federer was in form early on against Marin Cilic, breezing in the first set. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
But Cilic hung on early in the second and the 2014 US Open winner claimed the second-set tiebreak to level. SAEED KHAN/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The third set resembled the first. Federer coasted on serve and earned the lone break. GREG WOOD/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
But Cilic didn't go away, forcing a fifth set. GREG WOOD/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
That's when the pro-Federer crowd got even louder. PAUL CROCK/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Federer saved two break points to start the set, then broke immediately. That was that. SAEED KHAN/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
An emotional Federer wept during the trophy presentation. SAEED KHAN/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
And then it was time for more pictures. He's been in that position 20 times now in grand slam finals. Pat Scala/Getty Images AsiaPac/Getty Images