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Roger Federer wins 20th grand slam title with Australian Open victory over Cilic

• Federer beat Cilic 6-2, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
• Swiss in angry exchange with official after close line call

What should have been a Sunday stroll for Roger Federer on a warm summer’s evening in his favourite city away from Switzerland turned into an ordeal under the roof on Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena before he subdued an inspired Marin Cilic in five sets to win the 2018 Australian Open.

The ageless Swiss, ranting and sweating at the end, found the requisite extra gears just in time to complete a 6-2, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 win in just over three hours, sealing his 20th major from 30 finals and his sixth title here.

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