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

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJan 28, 2018 11:47 GMT

Federer def Cilic 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to win his 20th Slam

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11:47 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

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11:37 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

Final score: Federer def Cilic 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to win his 20th Slam

11:40 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

Is there anything this man can't do?

11:39 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

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!

11:38 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

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!

11:35 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

And Cilic faces 2 break points as his backhand goes wide

11:31 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

Federer holds his serve in 66 seconds!

4-1

11:30 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

But the damage has already been done for Cilic.

11:29 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

Cilic has no problem holding his serve.

1-3

11:25 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

Cilic overhits the forehand.

It's 3-0 to Federer

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What a serve down the T!


Game point

11:24 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

Federer sends a forehand long.

Deuce

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

30-30

11:23 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

The stadium is reverberating with chants for Federer 

11:21 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

And Cilic puts the ball into the net!

Federer 2-0

11:21 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

Break point to Federer

11:19 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

Backhand return at Cilic's feet and it is deuce

11:19 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

You do expect Roger to put the pressure back on returns and that's what he has done.

30-30

11:15 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

Federer holds!

That was huge!

1-0

11:14 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

Cilic overpresses his forehand.

Game point to Roger

11:13 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

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

11:12 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

Federer's forehand breaks down!

Faces break point

11:11 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

Cilic charges to the net!

Smash and deuce

11:10 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

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

30-30

11:10 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

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

30-0

11:09 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

For the 2nd year in a row, Federer is playing 5 sets in the Australian Open final!

11:07 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

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!

11:03 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

Cilic BREAKS! 

What an off forehand!

11:02 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

Federer sends the ball out!


Faces break point

11:01 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

Supreme backhand from Cilic after a great Federer serve.

Deuce again

11:00 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

Deuce

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What footwork and what forehand from Cilic!

10:58 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

Yet another backhand out from Cilic!

10:58 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

Cilic sends the backhand long!

10:57 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

Cilic has 2 break points!

10:57 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

Cilic is FIRED UP!

30-0 on the Federer serve

10:54 (GMT)28 JAN 2018

What a hold from Cilic!

4-3
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