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Australian Open men's champion Roger Federer

Switzerland's Roger Federer, who beat Croatia's Marin Cilic 6-2 6-7(5) 6-3 3-6 6-1 to win a record-extending 20th grand slam title on Sunday:

Born: Aug. 8, 1981 in Basel, Switzerland. (Age: 36)

Grand slam titles: 20 (Australian Open 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2017, 2018; French Open 2009; Wimbledon, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2017; U.S. Open 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008).

MAKING HIS NAME

Born to Robert and Lynette. Has one sibling, Diana.

Began playing tennis at the age of eight.

Was a ball boy at his hometown event in Basel in 1993-94.

Bursts on to the scene in 2001, ending Pete Sampras's 31-match winning streak at Wimbledon in the fourth round before losing in the quarter-finals.

Becomes the first Swiss man to win a grand slam after beating Mark Philippoussis in the 2003 Wimbledon final.

Federer is the only man to win five consecutive titles at two different grand slams -- Wimbledon and U.S. Open.

First man to win Wimbledon-U.S. Open double four years in a row.

Only man in the professional era to win three consecutive majors twice in his career when he captured the 2007 Australian Open title.

Matched Bjorn Borg's record of five consecutive Wimbledon titles in 2007.








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