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The moment we all have been waiting for! 

Roger Federer is the 2017 Australian Open champion.

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“No way I would be a journalist. You guys have tried to kill Roger often. But he’s always come back and proved you wrong. So one thing I  would not do is make the mistake of saying Roger is dead.“ - Rafael Nadal

"I’ve done and lived the most with him. From five-set matches on court, to promoting a tournament in Qatar, to doing foundation work together. And I’ve gone to dinners with him. I know his family the best, as well. I know his mum, dad and sister. Yeah, our bond goes further back than the one I have with Novak or Andy. And for that reason I feel closest and most connected to Rafa.” - Roger Federer

I probably have to pick Rafa [as my toughest opponent]. The way he played or plays against me, it’s always been extremely difficult for me. Plus I played way too many clay court matches against him, that kind of scarred me against him. He beat me [chuckling] a lot of times in those finals, time and time again, and he just showed me what he could do. That’s why I hope for him that he can come back extremely strong again because I think the world needs Rafa and his game. I think his game is extraordinary, his fighting spirit and his proffesionalism that he brings to the game. I reall enjoy watching him and it’s been tough against him. I feel like every match I’ve won against him, almost counts double for me.
—  Roger Federer about his toughest opponent [source and video]