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.