As it happened: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal in epic, five-set Australian Open final

Sunday January 29th, 2017

Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal in five thrilling sets in Sunday's Australian Open final, earning the 18th Grand Slam title of his career. 

After three hours and 37 minutes, Federer prevailed 6–4, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3 to win his first title in Melbourne since 2010 and his first Grand Slam since Wimbledon in 2012. 

Federer fought back from a 1-3 deficit in the fifth set to win the last five games, and ultimately, the Australian Open title. Relive the epic five-set match below.

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