Published On: Sun, Jan 28th, 2018

Federer overcome with emotion after another Aussie Open win: 'The fairytale continues'

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Switzerland's Roger Federer cries as he holds the winner's trophy after beating Croatia's Marin Cilic in their men's singles final match on day 14 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHAN / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE --

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Roger Federer was overcome with emotion as he concluded his remarks to the Rod Laver Arena crowd following his Australian Open victory over Marin Cilic.

The 20-time major winner had difficulty finishing his speech, tearing up as he thanked his team and then starting to cry as the crowd gave him a lengthy standing ovation. Federer then blew kisses to the crowd as the Australian tennis great Rod Laver marked the moment by taking a photo with his mobile phone in the stands.

After Federer posed for photos with the trophy, he walked over to his wife Mirka in the stands and grabbed her hand while she blew him a kiss.

Federer said winning the title was ”absolutely a dream come true.” He says, ”The fairytale continues for us, for me, after the great year I had last year, it’s incredible.”



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