After injury & 6 months off. At age 35, Roger Federer pulls off the unthinkable. Winning his 18th Grand Slam at the 2017 Australian Open. Becoming the oldest man in 45 years to win a Grand Slam singles title.
Roger Federer, Defying Age, Tops Rafael Nadal in Australian Open Final
RAFAEL NADAL Current Ranking: 7 Nationality: Spanish Age: 28 Height: 6'1" Something to Like About Him: Those superstitious rituals he has with his t-shirts and water bottles are just so odd and weird, but in a charming way. Also, they mean he couldn't second guess you for being a little neurotic and Liz Lemon-y.
Federer and Nadal: Two aging lions hoping to stay in the hunt
An Australian Open final between two ageless champions turns out to be a tennis match for the ages, with Roger Federer beating Rafael Nadal in five outstanding sets before a rapturous Rod Laver Arena crowd.