Australian Open 2018: Hyeon Chung in HOSPITAL today after Roger Federer defeat

Roger Federer and Marin Cilic

Roger Federer became the third six-time victor of the Australian Open after Novak Djokovic and Roy Emerson.

Defending champion Roger Federer charged into his 14th Australian Open quarter-final with a straight-forward win over Hungary's Marton Fucsovics today. It had taken a little over three hours and at times it had been an uphill struggle, but Federer had beaten Cilic 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. The first (Grand Slam title) is like, "Oh my god!"

"No idea. Honest, I don't know". I have no idea. "For me, it's great to again be in the final, giving myself another opportunity to win a Grand Slam". "Not because I was not feel good or anything, I just felt like maybe Berdych is really feeling it".

"It's just unusual to see a wonderful champion like that win at age 36, after seven tough matches, you just marvel at his tenacity", Laver said. I think it surprised me that at this stage of a competition in semis, to get a walkover, that was very odd for me.

"That's why I was so bloody emotional at the end".

Organisers can only activate the tournament extreme heat policy and call matches off or shut the roof when the temperature is 40 Celsius and the wet bulb globe temperature index hits 32.5 Celsius.

Federer was unable to contain his emotions after raising the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup, weeping uncontrollably after thanking his family and support team in the crowd.

"It's been a long time waiting for this final". It's easier when it is in the afternoon time. Even though that apparel will show up soon on the shelves of a sporting goods store near you, he said he didn't give that number too much thought going into the final.

Did you watch the men's final match? And then with his speech, came the tears. The fairytale continues for me. Meanwhile, Federer, who reached the second round of Dubai Championship previous year earning 45 points can earn as many as 455 extra points, while Nadal can only earn an extra 200 (winning each event is worth 500 points). He has now won three of the past five majors.

Federer, playing in his 30th Grand Slam final, joined Novak Djokovic and Australian great Roy Emerson as joint top for the most Australian Open men's titles. "After the great year last year, it's incredible", the tennis star said, his eyes welling up as he paid tribute to the tennis fans around him.

As long as Nadal is healthy, it's hard to believe he won't find a way to win the tournament again when the best players in the world compete in Paris, beginning in late May and extending into June.

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