Roger Federer is the 2017 Australian Open singles champion. With this win in the first Grand Slam of the 2017 season, Federer is poised to make a great impact on the WTA Tour this year.
Federer beat Rafael Nadal in a grueling 5 set match 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, to earn his 18th Grand Slam title.
This win for the 35-year old was his first major title since his 2012 Wimbledon victory and his first in the Australian Open since 2010.
Tennis Twitter took in his championship win with a flurry of tweets.
The likes of Angelique Kerber, Lindsey Vonn, Boris Becker and a host of current professionals took to Twitter to congratulate Roger on his achievement.
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 30, 2017
— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) January 29, 2017
— Boris Becker (@TheBorisBecker) January 29, 2017
— Tony Parker (@tonyparker) January 30, 2017
Roger, the CHAMPION 🙌🏻 Well deserved! I'm so happy for you. Congrats to this epic win 🏆@rogerfederer
— Angelique Kerber (@AngeliqueKerber) January 29, 2017
— Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) January 29, 2017