Roger Federer has won his sixth Australian Open today by beating Marin Cilic in a five set thriller under the roof in Melbourne. Federer won 6-2 6-7 6-3 3-6 6-1 to claim his 20th Grand Slam title and becomes the fourth player in history to win 20 or more major single titles along side Margaret Court, Serena Williams & Steffi Graf. Federer now 36 years of age, great form continues and has won three of the last five majors.
The defending Champion Roger Federer is into his 7th Australian Open final on Sunday after South Korean Chung Hyeon retired in the second set with Federer leading the match 6-1 5-2. Chung had received treatment for a blister on his left foot three games earlier.
Roger who is yet to drop a single set so far at the championship is seeking his sixth Australian Open title and 20th Grand Slam title. In the final his opponent is big seeing Marin Cilic from Croatia who defeated Kyle Edmund in straight sets in the other semi-final 6-2 7-6 6-2. The final is a repeat of the Wimbledon 2017 final where Roger was victorious in the one sided encounter.
Roger Federer the defending champion has reached his 14th Australian Open semi-final with a victory over Tomas Berdych today. Federer won in straight sets 7-6 6-3 6-4 & will now play unseeded 21-year old Hyeon Chung of South Korea in the last four. Hyeon the world number 58 came through his quarter-final match beating American Tennys Sandgren 6-4 7-6 6-3.
The British number two Kyle Edmund has reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open with a stunning performance to beat third seed Grigor Dimitrov. Edmund the world number 49 won the match in four sets 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 and becomes only the sixth British man to reach the last four in a Grand Slam in the open era.
Kyle will now face sixth seed Marin Cilic who came through against Rafael Nadal, sadly due to injury Rafa was forced to retire in the fifth set. The score when Nadal retired was 3-6 6-3 6-7 6-2 2-0.
The six time champion Novak Djokovic has been knocked out of the Australian Open by Chung Hyeon of South Korea. Chung played brilliant and won the match in straight sets 7-6 7-5 7-6 to become the first Korean player to reach the last eight in a Grand Slam event. In the next round he will face another surprise American Tennys Sandgren who beat the fifth seed Dominic Thiem in just under four hours 6-2 4-6 7-6 6-7 6-3.
Roger Federer the defending champion moved into the last eight with a comfortable victory over world ranked number 80 Marton Fucsovics from Hungary 6-4 7-6 6-2. Up next for Roger is Czech Tomas Berdych who beat Fabio Fognini 6-1 6-4 6-4.
Kyle Edmund the British number two has reached his first Grand Slam quarter – final with a four sets victory over Andreas Seppi at the Australian Open today. Edmund ranked world number 49th, came back from a set & a break down to win 6-7 7-5 6-2 6-3. During the match Edmund hit 25 aces and will now play home favourite Nick Kyrgios or the third seed Grigor Dimitrov.
Rafael Nadal the number one seed moved into the last eight with a victory over Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-7 6-3 6-3 and will face Marin Cilic from Croatia who beat 10th seed Pablo Carrento in a tight four set match 6-7 6-3 7-6 7-6.
Roger Federer the the five time champion has moved into the last 16 at the Australian Open, yet to drop a single set so far. Federer was just to good for Frenchman Richard Gasquet winning 6-2 7-5 6-4.
While Novak Djokovic who has won the title six times had treatment on his lower back & leg before coming through in straight sets against Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2 6-3 6-3.
Roger Federer moved into the third round of the Australian Open with a straight sets victory over Jan-Lennard Struff from Germany 6-4 6-4 7-6. In the next round Roger will play 29th seed Frenchman Richard Gasquet.
Novak Djokovic won his second round match against Gael Monfils 4-6 6-3 6-1 6-3 in just under three hours as the temperature reached 39C.
The defending champion Roger Federer was on fine form & outclassed Aljaz Bedene in straight sets 6-3 6-4 6-3 to reach the second round at the Australian Open. Next up for Federer is Jan – Lennard Struff from Germany.
The six-time champion Novak Djokovic was back to winning ways as he returned to the tour for the first time since Wimbledon with a 6-1 6-2 6-4 victory over American Donald Young. Novak now faces the Frenchman Gael Monfils in the second round.
The only British man in the Australian Open, Kyle Edmund has knocked out the 11th seed Kevin Anderson in a thrilling five set classic to progress to the second round. Edmund the world number 23 came through 6-7 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4 & will now face Denis Istomin.
The World number one Rafael Nadal cruised into the second round with a straight sets victory over Victor Estrella Burgos with the lost of just three games.