Without losing a single set, Federer has reached the final of the Grand Slam of the season. On the way to defending the title, Tomas Berdych was eliminated in the semifinals, and in the semifinals he saved his strength when the young man Čong Hjon gave up in the second set.
As opposed to final rival Mario Čilič, he spent six hours on the court less. Before the five-thousandth battle a considerable advantage on the part of the Swiss favorite.
“It was not an easy way to finish.You always have to do a lot of work during the entire tournament, concentrate on a thorough preparation, “said 36-year-old Federer.
Marin Čilič prepared a fair review.
Croatian long-haul forced his rival to squeeze his maximum, especially in the fourth set over Federer dominated.
But even the 29-year-old tennis player of the Australian Open winner of the 20th Grand Slam title has not stopped.
Federer has increased his balance to nine wins, Čilic defeated him only in the US Open 2014 , where he then celebrated his only grandslam title. Last year he defeated him in three sets in the Wimbledon final.
They spent three hours and three minutes on the court together.And again, Federer was rejoicing.
“We’ve had a great fourteen days. Thank you to the whole team. At the beginning of the fifth set, maybe I had little hope but congratulations to Roger, “said Čilic.
By Serena Williams, Grand Slammer, We’ve been waiting for it for a long time. I’m glad it’s behind us. The fact that I won is great. The story goes on. It’s incredible, “Federer said. “Of course, I want to congratulate Marin and wish him good luck in the season – I believe you will get to the next final.”
The temperature in Melbourne Park again significantly exceeded tropical thirties.That is why the organizers decided to reach the finals of the men’s singles to pull the roof at Rod Laver Arena and to protect the two finalists from the huge heat.
On the indoor court, the Croatian longsleeve did not feel comfortable in the opening set. In the first three games he won only three balls, the Swiss completely ruled. After seven minutes at his own service, Čilič ran off to a new racket bag.
The Croats had only managed to avert the threat of a dishonorable canal, but had flown the necessary amount of self-confidence into the next set.Although he was fighting for each ball, he was able to keep him in the difficult moments, and even in the tenth game he fought the setbol when Federer helped him with two bluffs.
He could not use it, but he failed to answer the next clean game and a dueling duel led up to a shortened game.
The Swiss virtuoso returned greatly, his main weapon was still a service. But the third setbol has not been able to turn away. After an hour and 30 minutes it was compared. And Federer lost the set for the first time at this year’s Australian Open.
The 36-year-old tennis loser did not make any difference. The third set was again under his direction. From the twentieth grandslam trophy gain, Federer had a single set.In the context of the previous games, almost a clear bet in Switzerland.
But in the fourth set, Federer fell into game lethargy. He could not lean on the first filing, his movement on the court worsened. Čileč sensed the chance, in the unfavorable state of 1: 3 dominated the five games in a row and sent the final marathon to the decisive fifth set.
The course of Federer already looked, Cilic allowed only one game.The winner was then crowned with a clean game.
Pavic has a second title
in mixed doubles in which Croatian tennis player Mate Pavic and Canadian Gabriel Dabrowski defeated the Hungarian-Indian couple Timea Babos, Rohan Bopanna mecbol in the final and won 2: 6, 6: 4 and 11: 9. Pavic celebrated his second title in Melbourne, winning the same day with Olivier Maracher, the Austrian double.