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Men's Tennis : 5 oldest Australian Open Champions

Modified 04 Nov 2018, 17:25 IST
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#2 Roger Federer

Roger Federer with the 2018 Australian Open trophy
Roger Federer with the 2018 Australian Open trophy

The 2018 Australian Open was the 50th edition of the tournament in the Open Era and also the 200th Grand Slam in the Open Era. The 2018 Australian Open also created a record in terms of crowd attendance over the duration of two weeks with 743,667 people attending the event. Roger Federer successfully defended his Australian open crown by defeating Croat Marin Cilic in an epic 5-set match. The win gave Federer his 6th Australian Open title and 20th overall. Federer was 36 y,173 d at the time of winning his 6th Australian Open title.

#1 Ken Rosewall

Ken Rosewall
Ken Rosewall

Prior to the advent of the Open Era in 1968, many professional players played in Pro-Tour or Pro-Slam tournaments to earn prize money as the Grand Slams forbade professionals from competing in their events. In this regard, it is noteworthy to mention that Australian Ken Rosewall won a record 15 Pro-Slam titles.

His total Slam tally of Grand Slams and Pro-Slams is 23, putting him well ahead of any other player. Rosewall was a serial Grand Slam winner with 8 Singles and 9 Doubles trophies. He won the Australian Open 4 times and his last Australian open triumph came in 1972 at the age of 37y, 62 d making him the oldest player in the Open Era to win any of the 4 Grand Slam titles.

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Published 04 Nov 2018, 17:25 IST
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