FEDERER RE-WRITES HISTORY: 18TH GRAND SLAM
I WITNESSED ROGER FEDERER WON HIS 18TH GRAND SLAM TITLE!!!!!
It was unpredictable. It was magical. It was peRFect.
HE’S DONE IT! 🏆— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 29, 2017
Roger #Federer has defeated Rafael #Nadal in the #AusOpen 2017 final to bring up his 18th Grand Slam singles title. pic.twitter.com/0Y1kM79KIc
Hey, Rog. Have you ever considered motivational speaking?#AusOpen #sleepisfortheweak pic.twitter.com/fqmlNzzMW5— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 29, 2017
Coming through the 2017 Australian Open, even Roger himself didn't expect to be winning the title since he's been off 6 months in 2016. Also...his draw is brutal. To get to the final, he had to beat many of the TOP players which are Berdych, Nishikori, Murray (predicted), and Wawrinka. So I was nervous, didn't put up high expectation and just be happy about his comeback. Because not being able to see him for 6 months sucks. A lot.
I've been watching him from Day 1 and it blew my mind.. The way he plays amazed EVERYONE. Even himself. He's playing like he's never been away. He was playing amazingly well. He played in the highest level of tennis. He was amazing and somehow managed to get to the final. AND... guess who is he playing in the final? YES. His greatest rival, Rafael Nadal! Classic.
This was not the first time I watched Roger played in a Slam final. But this was the first time EVER that I got to watch the classic Fedal match in a Slam final!!! (I'm blessed!). They used to play each other A LOT in the early years (2004-2009), but those years were the years where I know zero about tennis. That's why I feel so lucky to be able to witness this historic win. 😭🏆💕
|Look how much this means to him.|
|Can't hold those tears of joy.|
|Rafa. Rod. Roger.|
|The 3 living legends.|
|The biggest smile I've ever seen on him.|
|Reunited with the proud team. Celebrating.|
Mirka's reaction melted my heart. The sweetest. 😭💕😭💕💕
"She knew me when I had no titles. She's still here 89 titles later." -Roger Federer on wife, Mirka. 💘
Roger Federer is a true badass! #FedererNadal #AusOpenhttps://t.co/1W15txs39Z pic.twitter.com/pkxXvjDiHH— 9GAG (@9GAG) January 29, 2017
1️⃣8️⃣🏆 pic.twitter.com/Ap8aZGhBNf— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) January 29, 2017
Champ18n: An amazing comeback by one of the greatest sportsmen of all time. After six months off the court, @rogerfederer returned to win his 5th @australianopen with a performance that will be remembered as one of the best in tennis history. @rolex congratulates Roger on his historic 18th Grand Slam title and is proud to support him as he continues on his remarkable journey. #ATP #tennis #Federer #Rolex
|A photoshoot with the trophy in hand the day after in Melbourne Park.|
|With lots of people and journalists around....|
|He's in the newspaper, front page, all around the world.|
Also, two of his biggest sponsors, Nike and Wilson, made special tees and rackets to celebrate his 18th Grand Slam victory. As for Wilson, Roger personally signed 18 limited edition tennis rackets that will be auctioned off at rogerfederer.com and all proceeds will go toward The Roger Federer Foundation. What a thoughtful gift. 😭💕
The @rogerfederer RF18 celebration tee is now available in 🇺🇸.— NikeCourt (@Nikecourt) January 31, 2017
Shop Mens: https://t.co/dGko3zAqrh pic.twitter.com/ZYo4SHfu6Y
|Warm welcome from the Swiss people when he arrived at the airport in Zurich.|
|Pride of Swiss.|
More great things to come! 💖
Till next year, Melbourne. 👋👋👋