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Australian Open 2018, Final: Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic, Live Match Updates

Federer def Cilic 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to win his 20th Slam
Updated: 28 January 2018 17:17 IST - Published: 28 January 2018 12:44 IST
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Final score: Federer def Cilic 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to win his 20th Slam
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Is there anything this man can't do?
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3rd Major since turning 35
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6th Australian Open and 20th Slam at the age of 36!!!!!
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What a moment we are witnessing! What a legend! What an athlete! We are privileged to see this man!
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Cilic can't return a backhand!

It's SLAM NO. 20 to Federer!!!!!!!!
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3 Championship points!!
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5-1 

30-0

2 points away
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30-0 
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He BREAKS!
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Federer constantly forcing Cilic to produce an angle of his own on the backhand and it worked!
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And Cilic faces 2 break points as his backhand goes wide
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Federer holds his serve in 66 seconds!

4-1
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But the damage has already been done for Cilic.
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Cilic has no problem holding his serve.

1-3
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Cilic overhits the forehand.

It's 3-0 to Federer
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What a serve down the T!


Game point
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Federer sends a forehand long.

Deuce
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But Cilic is showing his own brilliance here at the net.

30-30
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The stadium is reverberating with chants for Federer 
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And Cilic puts the ball into the net!

Federer 2-0
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Break point to Federer
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Backhand return at Cilic's feet and it is deuce
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You do expect Roger to put the pressure back on returns and that's what he has done.

30-30
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Federer holds!

That was huge!

1-0
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Cilic overpresses his forehand.

Game point to Roger
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Fired up Federer shouts!

Deuce
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And Federer goes long!

Faces break point
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Cilic dumps his forehand into the net
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Federer's forehand breaks down!

Faces break point
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Cilic charges to the net!

Smash and deuce
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Cracker of returns from Cilic and errors from Federer as well.

30-30
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Silky smooth service game from Roger so far. That's exactly what you expect from him.

30-0
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For the 2nd year in a row, Federer is playing 5 sets in the Australian Open final!
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What an effort from Cilic after conceding an early break!
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AND WE ARE GOING THE DISTANCE!!!!!!!


Cilic takes the fourth set 6-3
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3 set points!
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30-0 on the Cilic serve
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5-3

Serving for the set!
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Cilic BREAKS! 

What an off forehand!
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Federer sends the ball out!


Faces break point
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Supreme backhand from Cilic after a great Federer serve.

Deuce again
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Deuce
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What footwork and what forehand from Cilic!
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Yet another backhand out from Cilic!
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Cilic sends the backhand long!
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Cilic has 2 break points!
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Cilic is FIRED UP!

30-0 on the Federer serve
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What a hold from Cilic!

4-3