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Best Photos from the 2018 Australian Open

Kachi Wachuku in Photos 28 Jan 2018
  • Wozniacki defeats Halep in three sets to claim first-ever Grand Slam title 
  • Ageless Federer gets past Cilic in five sets to win incredible 20th major trophy
2018 Australian Open women's singles champion Caroline Wozniacki (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Relive the best of the 2018 Australian Open in photos!
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Unseeded 20-year old Belinda Bencic continued her rich vein of form to knock out two-time finalist Venus Williams 6-3 7-5.
Graceful as always in defeat, Venus had nothing but praise for her opponent saying, "I don't think I played a bad match, she just played above and beyond."
World No.3 Grigor Dimitrov made quick work of qualifier Dennis Novak 6-3 6-2 6-1 to advance to the second round.  
In a battle of French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko recorded her first win of 2018 with a 6-1 6-4 victory over Francesca Schiavone. 
Great Britain's Kyle Edmund came through a five-set battle to knock out no.11 seed Kevin Anderson 6-7 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4.
Sloane Stephens was among 12 Americans who fell on the opening day of the Australian Open. Losing to Zhang Shuai despite going a set up.

#AusOpenMON JAN 15 2018 04:05:25

@AustralianOpen

The upsets continue...@TimeaBabos ousts last year's semifinalist Coco Vandeweghe 7-6(4) 6-2.#AusOpen https://t.co/sACpoOV8uR

Hungary's Timea Babos upset 2017 semi-finalist and 10th seed Coco Vandeweghe in straight sets to make the Round of 64.
Aussie No.1 Nick Kyrgios was utterly dominant against Dutra Silva - winning 6-1 6-2 6-4 to a pleased crowd on Hisense Arena.

#AusOpenMON JAN 15 2018 09:55:00

@AustralianOpen

What a lovely embrace at the net between the two competitors ??????@RafaelNadal through to the second round! 6-1 6-1… https://t.co/rInPzZz0wC

World No.1 Nadal opened his Australian Open campaign with a razor sharp performance against Estrella Burgos, losing just three games en route to Round Two.
Home hope Daria Gavrilova and 2008 finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won their late night matches in straights to close out Day 1 of the Open.
No.2 seed Wozniacki turned on beast mode in her opening round clash to cruise past Buzarnesco 6-2 6-3.
2018 Australian Open - Day 2

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Former semi-finalist Milos Raonic was among the casualties on Day 2 of the Australian Open.
2018 Australian Open - Day 2

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Slovakia's Lukas Lacko rallied from a set down to knock out the 22nd seeded Canadian in four sets.
2018 Australian Open - Day 2

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Pliskova blasted past Cepede Royg in her opening round match to progress to the Round of 64. 
2018 Australian Open - Day 2

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A delighted Sharapova set up a tantalising second round clash with US Open conqueror Sevastova after getting past Germany's Maria.
2018 Australian Open - Day 2

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Six-time champion Novak Djokovic was given a heroes welcome in his first official match in six months.
2018 Australian Open - Day 2

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The Serbian took time to sign a host of autographs after dispatching Young 6-1 6-2 6-4.

2018 Australian Open - Day 2

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2014 champion Stan Wawrinka also made a successful return from injury despite a third set dip to see off Berankis 6-3 6-4 2-6 7-6.
2018 Australian Open - Day 2

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The first round clash between Petra Kvitova and Andrea Petkovic was undoubtedly the match of Day 2 at the Open.
2018 Australian Open - Day 2

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Petkovic came through a marathon match to defeat the 27th seed 6-3 4-6 10-8.
2018 Australian Open - Day 2

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Defending champion Roger Federer took on Aljaz Bedene to begin his title defense on Day Two.
2018 Australian Open - Day 2

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Despite a few too many uncharacteristic from the Swiss, he eased into the second round courtesy of a straight sets victory.
2018 Australian Open - Day 2

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Fit-again Muguruza put injury doubts to rest with a sharp performance against determined Frenchwoman Ponchet, winning 6-4 6-3.
2018 Australian Open - Day 2

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Juan Martin Del Potro marked his return to the Australian Open with an impressive 6-3 6-4 6-3 toppling of next gen star Tiafoe - his first win in Melbourne since 2014.

#AusOpenTUE JAN 16 2018 12:25:26

@AustralianOpen

.@ashbar96 wins through to the second round in three tough sets!#AusOpen https://t.co/w88BXcQ8pc

Australia's highest ranked woman Ashleigh Barty closed out Day 2 with a hard fought win from a set down.
2018 Australian Open - Day 3

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Svitolina battled from a set down in her second round match against dangerous Czech Siniakova, to come through in three.
2018 Australian Open - Day 3

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga avenged his US Open loss to Shapovalov, coming from behind in the decisive set to make Round Three.
2018 Australian Open - Day 3

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15-year old Kostyuk Marta broke multiple records with her second round win, not only is she the first player born in 2002 to qualify for a major she also became the youngest player to win a main draw match at the Australian Open since Hingis in 1996.
2018 Australian Open - Day 3

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Wozniacki made a miraculous comeback against tenacious youngster Fett on Day 3 - the Dane battled from 1-5 15-40 down in the final set to win 3-6 6-2 7-5. 
2018 Australian Open - Day 3

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Nadal eased into the Round of 32 on Wednesday, the Spaniard dispatched Mayer in straight sets to move through.
2018 Australian Open - Day 3

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Despite her slow start to the 2018 season, Ostapenko fought past Duan to advance in three sets.
2018 Australian Open - Day 3

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Rock solid Kyrgios oozed confidence during his straight sets win over Troicki.
2018 Australian Open - Day 3

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Cornet scored a big win against in form Goerges, halting the German's 15-match winning streak to take her place in round 3.
2018 Australian Open - Day 3

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Dimitrov escaped what would have been the upset of the day against American qualifier McDonald. The Bulgarian was forced to five sets before prevailing 4-6 6-2 6-4 0-6 8-6.
2018 Australian Open - Day 4

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5th seed Thiem had to come from two sets down to make the third round, beating Kudla 6-7 3-6 6-2 6-3 6-2.
2018 Australian Open - Day 4

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Sharapova got her revenge against US Open conqueror Sevastova in their second round clash - easing past the Latvian in straights.
2018 Australian Open - Day 4

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Tower of Tandil Del Potro subdued young gun Khachanov in four sets to reach the Round of 32 in Melbourne for the first time since 2013.
2018 Australian Open - Day 4

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Wimbledon champion Muguruza crashed out of the Open in the second round, losing to Hsieh Su-wei.
2018 Australian Open - Day 4

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Angelique Kerber marked her 30th birthday with a win over Vekic to continue her fine resurgence into the third round - setting up a blockbuster clash with Sharapova.
2018 Australian Open - Day 4

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Djokovic survived brutal heat and Monfils to punch his ticket to the third round in four sets.
2018 Australian Open - Day 4

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Top seed Halep made quick work of Bouchard 6-2 6-2 to continue her quest for a maiden Grand Slam title.
2018 Australian Open - Day 4

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2014 champion Stan Wawrinka was far from his best in the second round, falling to America's Tennys Sandgren 2-6 1-6 4-6.
2018 Australian Open - Day 4

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Though Struff showed occasional glimpses of brilliance, Federer was too solid on the attack easing into the third round after a 6-4 6-4 7-6(4) win.
2018 Australian Open - Day 5

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Flying under the radar, 6th seed Marin Cilic continued his winning ways against Harrison in three tight sets to make the second week.
2018 Australian Open - Day 5

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One of three Spaniards left in the men's draw - Carreno Busta booked his spot in week two after getting the better of Muller.
2018 Australian Open - Day 5

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22-year old Belgian Elise Mertens downed Alize Cornet 7-5 6-4, to make the fourth round of a major for the first time in her career.
2018 Australian Open - Day 5

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Nadal moved into the Round of 16 after a brilliant performance against Dzumhur, dismissing the Bosnian 6-1 6-3 6-1.
2018 Australian Open - Day 5

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Kontaveit recorded a big win over French Open champion Ostapenko - coming through a three set tussle 6-3 1-6 6-3 to make her 4th round debut in Melbourne. 

#AusOpenFRI JAN 19 2018 12:22:25

@AustralianOpen

?? Another upset! ??[32] Anett #Kontaveit is through to the 4R at the expense of [7] Jelena #Ostapenko.#AusOpen https://t.co/WW9wjG6EEX

2018 Australian Open - Day 5

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Home favourite Nick Kyrgios fought off Tsonga in four titanic sets to continue his campaign for the title.

#AusOpenFRI JAN 19 2018 11:35:10

@AustralianOpen

"That's one of the best wins of his career." [17] @NickKyrgios reels off five points in a row in the deciding set… https://t.co/rk0SJL15v2

2018 Australian Open - Day 5

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Wozniacki finished things up on Day 5 with a superb performance to beat big-hitting Bertens 6-4 6-3.
2018 Australian Open - Day 6

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2018 Australian Open - Day 6

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2018 Australian Open - Day 6

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ATP Next Gen champion Hyeon Chung stunned fellow young gun Zverev in five sets to make the fourth round of a Slam for the first time.
2018 Australian Open - Day 6

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Zverev discarding his racquet in anger at the end of the match.
2018 Australian Open - Day 6

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No.8 seed Garcia celebrating in her signature style after beating Sasnovich in three sets to advance in Melbourne.
2018 Australian Open - Day 6

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After falling two sets to love in the previous round, Thiem was far more clinical in the third round - taking out Mannarino in straights.
2018 Australian Open - Day 6

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Talented Osaka crashed the Barty Party on Day 6, taking out home hope Barty 6-4 6-2 to make her 1st major fourth round.
2018 Australian Open - Day 6

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Djokovic powered into the second week despite injury concerns vs Ramos Vinolas. The Serb came through courtesy of a 6-2 6-3 6-3 triumph on Margaret Court Arena.

#AusOpenSAT JAN 20 2018 09:46:10

@AustralianOpen

Make that 1??2?? wins in a row in 2018 for @AngeliqueKerber!The 2016 champion sends a message to the rest of the… https://t.co/GW7teZmhYj

The only two former champions in the women's draw met in a blockbuster 3R clash - it was Kerber who scored her 12th straight win of the season, overcoming Sharapova 6-1 6-3.
2018 Australian Open - Day 6

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Federer throws his hands in the air after prevailing against fellow one-handed backhander Gasquet in round three.
2018 Australian Open - Day 6

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Su-Wei Hsieh continued her run of upsets backing up her big second round win over Muguruza with a 6-2 7-5 dismissal of Radwanska in R3.
2018 Australian Open - Day 6

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Berdych out-served 12th seed Del Potro is a sublime performance to take his place in the fourth round of the Australian Open
2018 Australian Open - Day 7

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Former World No.6 Carla Suarez Navarro rallied from a set down to defeat dangerous Kontaveit and make the last 8 of a Slam for the first time in two years.
2018 Australian Open - Day 7

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Cilic stormed into the quarters, overcoming Carreno Busta 6-7 6-3 7-6 7-6.
2018 Australian Open - Day 7

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2018 Australian Open - Day 7

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Wozniacki continued her rich vein of form into the quarterfinals after making quick work of Rybarikova with the loss of just three games.
2018 Australian Open - Day 7

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Quarter-final bound Nadal came through the diminutive but tough Schwartzman in four sets to book his place. 

#AusOpenSUN JAN 21 2018 12:35:55

@AustralianOpen

"Believe."@NickKyrgios' parting words to victor @GrigorDimitrov.What a performance from both players. #AusOpen https://t.co/qWcF0Yhn70

The match of the day came courtesy of a final-worthy battle between home favourite Nick Kyrgios and Grigor Dimitrov.
2018 Australian Open - Day 7

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2018 Australian Open - Day 7

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Svitolina was never in doubt against Czech Republic's Allertova whom she cruised past in straight sets.
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Madison Keys marched into the last 8 of the Australian Open for the second time in her budding career after taking down Garcia on Day 8.
2018 Australian Open - Day 8

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Former World No.4 Berdych continued to find his best tennis, easing past Fognini in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals.
2018 Australian Open - Day 8

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In with the new and out with the old for Kerber - the resurgent German fought back to defeat resilient Hsieh 4-6 7-5 6-2 and return to the last eight.
2018 Australian Open - Day 8

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Surprise fourth round opponent Fucsovics was no match for Federer. The Swiss advanced to his 14th Australian Open quarter-final after a 6-4 7-6 6-2 win. 
2018 Australian Open - Day 8

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2018 Australian Open - Day 8

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6x champion Djokovic crashed out of his most successful Slam after being beaten by an inspired Chung in the round 4.
2018 Australian Open - Day 8

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2018 Australian Open - Day 8

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It was Czech-mate for Pliskova who got the better of compatriot Strycova to round up action on Day 8. The 6th seed set up a quarter-final meeting with Halep.
2018 Australian Open - Day 9

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Elise Mertens progressed to her first Grand Slam semi-final after a devastating 6-4 6-0 thrashing of no.4 seed Svitolina.
2018 Australian Open - Day 9

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It was a day of both delight and disbelief for Kyle Edmund who stunned third see Dimitrov in four sets to reach his maiden Grand Slam semi-final.
2018 Australian Open - Day 9

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It had the makings of a thrilling battle and it sure did live up to expectations when Rafa Nadal took on Marin Cilic on day nine.

#AusOpenTUE JAN 23 2018 12:13:31

@AustralianOpen

Unfortunate scenes here with the world No.1 Rafael #Nadal retiring hurt in the QF ??@Cilic_Marin progresses throug… https://t.co/02jC0cBmva

2018 Australian Open - Day 9

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6th seed Cilic recorded his second victory over Nadal to advance to the semi-finals in Melbourne for the second time.
2018 Australian Open - Day 9

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Wozniacki came through a three-set fight against Suarez Navarro 6-0 6-7 6-2 for a semi-final showing at the Australian Open - her first in seven years.
2018 Australian Open - Day 10

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2018 Australian Open - Day 10

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Chung charged into the last four of the Australian Open with a straight sets victory over Sandgren to make more history for Korean tennis.
2018 Australian Open - Day 10

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The 21-year old becomes the youngest man to reach the semi-finals of a major since Marin Cilic at the 2010 Australian Open.
2018 Australian Open - Day 10

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Halep set up a blockbuster semi-final clash with in-form Kerber after getting past 6th seed Pliskova 6-3 6-2.
2018 Australian Open - Day 10

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The final men's quarter-final saw Federer and Berdych meet for the 26th time in their head-to-head.
2018 Australian Open - Day 10

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Despite a strong start from the Czech, Federer came through to reach his 14th Australian Open semi-final without dropping a set.

Caroline WozniackiTHU JAN 25 2018 07:32:19

@CaroWozniacki

That finals feeling! @australianopen https://t.co/LuCTpt9gZI

No.2 seed Wozniacki was first to book her place in the Australian Open final after dispatching Mertens 6-3 7-6(2). 
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Marin Cilic celebrates becoming the first Croatian man or woman to reach the the Australian Open final after beating Edmund 6-2 7-6(4) 6-2.
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Federer test proved too much for 21-year old Chung in the semi-final - the 21-year old was forced to retire down 1-6 2-5 due to a foot injury.

#AusOpenFRI JAN 26 2018 09:43:49

@AustralianOpen

Unfortunate scenes on @RodLaverArena with Hyeon #Chung forced to retire early in his Men's Singles SF against… https://t.co/lhoFHL3cmL

The win for Federer makes the 36-year old the first male player to reach 30 Grand Slam finals in the Open Era.
2018 Australian Open - Day 12

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And then they were two...
2018 Australian Open - Day 13

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World No.1 Simona Halep and World No.2 Caroline Wozniacki showcased some breathtaking defensive tennis in an epic Australian Open women's singles final.
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2018 Australian Open - Day 13

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"Sad I couldn't make it the third time but maybe the fourth time will be with luck" -Halep said gracefully after her loss.
2018 Australian Open - Day 13

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The victory means a return to the top of the rankings for Caroline Wozniacki, a Slamless number 1 no more!

2018 Australian Open - Day 14

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2018 Australian Open - Day 14

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An emotional Federer along with a graceful Cilic during the trophy presentation ceremony.

#AusOpenSUN JAN 28 2018 12:08:54

@AustralianOpen

I'M NOT CRYING, YOU'RE CRYING! ????"You guys make me nervous. You guys make me practice. You guys fill the stadiums… https://t.co/Luj2TvZ1xl

There was barely a dry eye in sight as 2018 champion Federer thanked the crowd, his team and basked in his special moment.
2018 Australian Open - Day 14

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The Swiss maestro reunited with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup for the 6th time- tying Djokovic and Emerson for most Australian Open titles in the Open Era.


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