Roger Federer holds the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after winning the 2018 Australian Open men's singles final against Marin Cilic of Croatia on Sunday.
Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Roger Federer became the first man to win 20 Grand Slam tennis singles titles Sunday, defeating Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-7 (7-5), 6-3, 6-1, 6-1 to capture his record-tying sixth Australian Open championship.
“Big congratulations to Roger and his team -- it's amazing what you guys do," Cilic said. "It was an amazing journey for me to come here to the final. I had a slight chance at the beginning of the fifth (set), but Roger played a great fifth set.”
Federer now owns a 9-1 record against Cilic, including a victory in last year’s Wimbledon final.
Tennis greats weighed in with their congratulations.