Federer wins Australian Open

Roger Federer has won the Australian Open against Marin Cilic, his twentieth Grand Slam victory.

A pretty good result for a 36 year old.

Remarkably Federer is still ranked world number 2 (Cilic is ranked 6th).


  1. Corky

     /  January 29, 2018

    36 years old. Nearly chucked it in a few years back. Commentators at the time spoke of him being a step short and past his best. Yeah, right. The frontiers of age and competitive sport continue to expand.

    Federer, the greatest of all time?

    • PDB

       /  January 29, 2018

      Overall the greatest of all time if taken across all surfaces.

  2. Blazer

     /  January 29, 2018

    36 is…old!!

  3. Zedd

     /  January 29, 2018

    $64k question.. who won the Womens final ?

    clue: C.W. bt S.H. 🙂

    • High Flying Duck

       /  January 29, 2018

      The women’s final was better than the mens, although both were heat and injury affected.
      It was good to see Wozniaki finally overcome her tendency to choke and pull through, with some often sublime shots. It could have been different had Halep been fully fit – she was in hospital suffering from severe dehydration after the final and was very strong at times.
      Great to see Federer keep on rolling – he seems so effortless in his play, which is probably why he has never ever retired from a match and has relatively few injury layoffs.

      • Zedd

         /  January 29, 2018

        Federer is ‘the man’.. BUT; I usually like to see the ‘underdog’ get up (esp. the so-called unseeded ones). Gets a bit boring seeing the same faces, year after year winning everytime :/

        • High Flying Duck

           /  January 30, 2018

          I know what you mean, and yet somehow I still like seeing Federer keep winning.
          Maybe it’s because the current crop are so “faceless”.
          I would be happier if a guy like Kyrgios could get his act together and start winning. He at least has some personality and style on court.
          Tennis is in a bit of a doldrums at the moment. With Murray, Djokovic and Nadal all crocked there is simply no comparison to the Lendyl / Bjorg / McEnroe / Connors era (my personal favourite), or even Sampras / Agassi when there were enough also rans with ability to make life interesting.