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Australian Open men’s final: Federer defeats Cilic to win 20th grand slam title – video highlights

Roger Federer became the first man to win 20 grand slam titles after victory over Croatian Marin Cilic in the final of the Australian Open. Cilic pushed Federer to a five-set match but it was the Swiss who clinched it in a 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory in Melbourne

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Australian Open 2018: Caroline Wozniacki makes shock revelation after winning title

Wozniacki, 27, beat Simona Halep 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 6-4 in Melbourne to finally land a Grand Slam at the 43rd attempt. The Dane has won 28 other trophies in that time but isn’t one to have any keepsakes. So when she does win a trophy, it gets sent to her parents’ house. She said: “My parents have most of my trophies, actually all of them. “I think I have one of the US Open runner-ups in my apartment in Monaco but I have some, like, nice decoration on top of…

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Marin Cilic: What is pro player taking on Roger Federer in the Australian Open 2018 worth?

Roger Federer and Marin Cilic are currently battling it out at the Australian Open 2018 today where Federer has just won the first set. But which player is worth the most money? Marin Cilic is a Croatian professional tennis player who is taking on Roger Federer in the Australian Open 2018. The 29-year-old player, who now lives in Monte Carlo, Monaco, won the 2014 US Open. He also beat Scottish player Andy Murray in the fourth round of the 2009 US Open, when Murray was ranked second best player in…

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Caroline Wozniacki transfixed us in a final for the ages

Australian Open 2018 Despite Serena Williams’s absence, the women’s draw provided more excitement than the men’s Caroline Wozniacki celebrates after winning the women’s singles final match against Romania’s Simona Halep at Australian Open 2018 in Melbourne. Photograph: Xinhua / Barcroft Images With close friend Caroline Wozniacki competing for her maiden grand slam, seven-time Australian Open champion Serena Williams went to bed, “too nervous to watch”. This is not the first time Williams has publicly admitted to “turning the channel” on a tournament she has made her own, but this time…

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Australian Open final LIVE: Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic updates, score and highlights

Roger Federer vs Marin Cilic LIVE updates 08:05: Eurosport are reporting that a decision will be made soon over whether to close the roof on Rod Laver. It’s another extremely hot day in Melbourne. Aussie legend Pat Cash is not pleased with the prospect of the roof closing though: “It’s an open tournament, it will be a crime if they close it.” 07:55: Will there be an upset at the Australian Open today? Former British No 1 John Lloyd doesn’t think so. “There’s a chance but it’s a small one,” Lloyd…

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Australian Open 2018: Greg Rusedski reveals how Marin Cilic can beat Roger Federer

Federer has only been extended past the two-hour mark twice in reaching his seventh final in Melbourne. And even those two matches this week against unseeded Marton Fucsovics and Tomas Berdych were relatively straightforward straight-sets wins. But Eurosport pundit Rusedski thinks Cilic has a chance of taking his second Grand Slam title. He said: “I think he’s got to believe he can do it. Also we’ll see where his mental fortitude is. He likes to bounce the ball a lot of times between serves and recently he hasn’t been doing…

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Australian Open 2018: Roger Federer is doing one thing better than everyone else – Laver

Federer faces Marin Cilic in his seventh Australian Open final later today aiming to win his 20th Grand Slam. Both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal suffered shock defeats earlier this week, although the latter did retire from his match against Cilic due to injury. Hyeon Chung did the same in his semi-final match against Federer due to blisters with the 36-year-old a set and a break up. He’s certainly playing as well as he did eight or 10 years ago Federer has only lost to Cilic once in the encounters…

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Australian Open 2018: Caroline Wozniacki APOLOGISES to Simona Halep – ‘I’m sorry for this’

The second seed recovered from a leg injury to win 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 6-4 to land a major title at the 43rd attempt. Wozniacki was in tears after grabbing the win, which came 14 years after her first Grand Slam final defeat. The Dane will replace Halep as world No 1 in the world rankings on Monday. Wozniacki was class on the court and class off it as she used her first interview after victory to apologise to her beaten opponent. Speaking on court with tears in her eyes, Wozniacki…

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Australian Open 2018 LIVE: Simona Halep vs Caroline Wozniacki score and updates

GETTY Caroline Wozniacki vs Simona Halep: The latest from Australian Open final The winner at Rod Laver Arena is not only guaranteed a long-awaited maiden grand slam title but also the world number one ranking in the game of thrones that women’s tennis has become in Serena Williams’s absence. The final will be the first between two non-slam winners in 38 years, since Hana Mandlikova beat home favourite Wendy Turnbull in 1980. But in a fortnight where the seeds have been scattered to the wind, Halep and Wozniacki may both…

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Australian Open 2018 prize money: How much will winner of Halep vs Wozniacki get?

Wozniacki and Halep meet in the Australian Open final today with £3.48million up for grabs. The winner will bank £2.32m while the runner-up takes £1.16m. It makes it a productive two weeks for the pair, who both have never won a Grand Slam. Australian Open prize money Winner – £2.32millionRunner-up – £1.16millionSemi-final – £509,000Quarter-final – £255,000    Fourth round – £139,000Third round – £82,000Second round – £52,000First round – £28,900 Before the Australian Open started, Wozniacki had earned a huge $26,856,094 in her tennis career. She turned pro in 2005 which…

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