Roger Federer has defeated Rafael Nadal by 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 to win the Australian open.
Federer won his 18th major title by Nadal in the 6th game to level the set at 3-all.
In his speech after the victory, Federer stated: ” I am out of words but I would like to congratulate Nadal on an amzing comeback. I don’t think either of us thought we would be in the finals when we were at your academy five years ago. I would just like to thank my team . Its been a different last six months. I didnt think I was going to make it here. I would also like to thank Nadal’s team, my wife, family and all of you here.”