“Roger is probably one of the best players that ever played the game. He’s been so great to tennis, because he is such a personality. Everybody loves Roger - the way he plays, the way he acts on the court as a sportsman, off the court. Everybody’s got so much respect for him now, and I think the longer he stays in tennis, the better it is for tennis.” - Stefan Edberg
Roger Federer defeats Rafael Nadal 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 in the 2017 Australian Open final, to claim his 5th Australian Open, 18th grand slam and 89th career title. Federer is the first man in history to win at least 5 titles at 3 different majors, the oldest men’s singles player to win a major in 45 years, and the lowest ranked seed to win the Australian Open in 15 years. This marks his first time beating Nadal in a major in almost 10 years, since Wimbledon 2007 and his first grand slam title in almost 5 years, since Wimbledon 2012. Congratulations, Roger.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, watches a match from the Royal Box on Centre Court during day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 4, 2012 in London, England.