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Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer beats old nemesis Rafael Nadal in epic five-setter to clinch record-extending 18th Grand Slam

Australian Open 2017: Roger Federer beats old nemesis Rafael Nadal in epic five-setter to clinch record-extending 18th Grand Slam

The Swiss marvel also became the oldest man in the post-1968 Open era to win a major final since Australia`s Ken Rosewall at the 1972 Australian Open.

AUS Open, Men's singles final, PREVIEW: Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal, captivating but lopsided rivalry

AUS Open, Men's singles final, PREVIEW: Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal, captivating but lopsided rivalry

The head-to-head record between the  Swiss and the Spaniard is anything but even, with Nadal winning 23 matches out of 34.

 

Not in the best of form, Roger Federer reaches crossroads at Wimbledon

Not in the best of form, Roger Federer reaches crossroads at Wimbledon

Injury forced Federer to skip the French Open ending a streak of 65 successive appearances at the Slams stretching back to 1999.

World Tour Finals: Novak Djokovic crushes Roger Federer for fourth successive title

World Tour Finals: Novak Djokovic crushes Roger Federer for fourth successive title

Djokovic delivered another masterclass to record his 82nd victory from 88 matches this year.