Roger Federer battles past Marin Cilic in five-set thriller to win sixth Australian Open title [Photos]

Relive Roger Federer's stunning win over Croatia's Marin Cilic in the men's singles final of the Australian Open 2018.

FP Sports January 28, 2018 18:22:18 IST
Switzerland's Roger Federer holds his trophy aloft after defeating Croatia's Marin Cilic. AP
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Switzerland's Roger Federer holds his trophy aloft after defeating Croatia's Marin Cilic. AP
The Norman Brookes Challenge Cup to be awarded to the men's singles champion sits on court ahead of the final between Switzerland's Roger Federer and Croatia's Marin Cilic. AP
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The Norman Brookes Challenge Cup to be awarded to the men's singles champion sits on court ahead of the final between Switzerland's Roger Federer and Croatia's Marin Cilic. AP
Marin Cilic runs to make a forehand return to Switzerland's Roger Federer in opening set of the men's singles final. AP
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Marin Cilic runs to make a forehand return to Switzerland's Roger Federer in opening set of the men's singles final. AP
Switzerland's Roger Federer, right, walks past Croatia's Marin Cilic during a change of ends. It's one set apiece in the men's singles final at the Rod Laver Arena. AP
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Switzerland's Roger Federer, right, walks past Croatia's Marin Cilic during a change of ends. It's one set apiece in the men's singles final at the Rod Laver Arena. AP
Marin Cilic hits a backhand to Switzerland's Roger Federer. The Croat leads 5-3 in the fourth set after losing the third. AP
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Marin Cilic hits a backhand to Switzerland's Roger Federer. The Croat leads 5-3 in the fourth set after losing the third. AP
Croatia's Marin Cilic reacts after winning the fourth set 6-3 against Roger Federer. This match is going down the wire. AP
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Croatia's Marin Cilic reacts after winning the fourth set 6-3 against Roger Federer. This match is going down the wire. AP
That's it! Roger Federer dominates the fifth set 6-1 to win his sixth Australian Open title. A five-set thriller. The look of sheer joy on his face.  
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That's it! Roger Federer dominates the fifth set 6-1 to win his sixth Australian Open title. A five-set thriller. The look of sheer joy on his face.  
Switzerland's Roger Federer, right, talks with Croatia's Marin Cilic after winning the men's singles final. AP
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Switzerland's Roger Federer, right, talks with Croatia's Marin Cilic after winning the men's singles final. AP