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Thousands of fans turned out to the Old Town Square in Prague today as Roger Federer, 18-time Grand Slam champion and one of the greatest players of all time, joined good friend and top ranked Czech player Tomas Berdych to officially launch the countdown to the Laver Cup.

“The Laver Cup is the most exciting new tournament we’ve seen in tennis for a very long time,” Roger Federer said. “I’m super excited about teaming up with some of my greatest rivals, like Rafa and Tomas. We’ve never had the chance to really sit on the sidelines and cheer each other on, and play doubles together, rather than facing each other on opposite sides of the net.

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Swiss legend Roger Federer returned to the top 10 in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) men's singles rankings released on Monday, after winning his fifth Australian Open singles title.

Federer, who defeated Spanish great Rafael Nadal on Sunday 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, jumped seven positions and is now placed 10th.

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Legendary Swiss Roger Federer added yet another glorious chapter to his fantastic tale by claiming a record 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Sunday, but it was his comments after the match that left fans swooning in disbelief at their idol.

Not only is Federer a fantastic tennis player, he showed that he was also a wonderful human being saying after his five set triumph over long time rival Rafael Nadal, "Tennis is a tough sport, there are no draws but if there were I would have been happy to share it with Rafa. When we saw each other four or five months ago (at Nadal's academy) we never believed we could be in the finals. I'm very happy for you, I would have been happy to lose."

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Roger Federer has won his fifth Australian Open title and 18th Grand Slam title, defeating Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a thrilling contest at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Sunday. Federer's win tonight saw him claim his first Grand Slam title win since winning Wimbledon in 2012. The win snapped a six-match losing streak to Nadal in Grand Slam play. Before Sunday night, Federer's most recent major win over his great rival came in the Wimbledon final of 2007.

At the age of 35, Federer made history by becoming the second oldest Grand Slam singles male champion after Australian Ken Rosewall, who won the 1972 Australian Open at 37.

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Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal set up a dream Australian Open final with his long-time rival Swiss legend Roger Federer, defeating Bulgarian youngster Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-7(4) 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Friday.

Friday night's victory over Dimitrov was Nadal's eighth in nine career meetings with the Bulgarian, who played in a major semi-final for the second time after first reaching the final four at Wimbledon in 2014.

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Domestic TV ratings are soaring as Australian Open 2017 enters its final weekend.

Last night’s coverage of the all-Swiss semifinal between Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka saw the Seven Network beat the audience share of both Channel Nine and Network Ten combined. Nine’s traditionally highest-rating cricket match of the summer – the Australia Day One-Day-International held at the Adelaide Oval – drew 500,000 less viewers (metro and regional) than Seven’s primetime tennis broadcast.

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Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer will attempt to win a record-stretching 18th Grand Slam title after surviving a battling performance from compatriot Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 6-3, 1-6, 4-6, 6-3 in the Australian Open semi-finals on Thursday. He will come up against either his old foe Rafael Nadal or Bulgarian youngster Grigor Dimitrov in the final on Sunday.

The 35-year-old superstar, who had returned to top-level tennis after a six-month injury lay-off, booked a spot in his 28th Grand Slam final with an inspiring victory over the 2014 title holder, Wawrinka.

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