Roger Federer won his fourth Australian Open and 16th Grand Slam title to deny Andy Murray's quest for British tennis history.
TENNIS CHAMPION Roger Federer, who is also the world number one has won the men's singles final at the Austrailain Open to regain the crown he lost to Rafael Nadal last year.
Roger Federer defeated No 5 seed Andy Murray (United Kingdom) in three hard-fought sets, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (13/11) in two hours 41 minutes.This was Federer's fourth Australian Open win, which now takes his total Grand Slam count to 16. His victory also meant an end to Andy Murray's quest for British tennis history. Federer had won the Australian Open men's singles title in 2004, 2006 and 2007.It was Murray's second Grand Slam loss to Federer following his defeat to the him in the 2008 US Open final and continued Britain's frustrating chase for the first time Grand Slam winner since Fred Perry last won 74 years ago. Federer said after extending his record to 16 Grand Slams, two more than Sampras and a whopping 10 more than nearest current challenger Rafa Nadal, “ I always knew I had it in my hand. The question is (did) I have it in my mind and in my legs,"
List of all-time grand slam
winners16 — Roger Federer
4 Australian, 6 Wimbledon, 1 French, 5 US14 — Pete Sampras
7 Wimbledon, 5 US12 — Roy Emerson
6 Australian, 2 French, 2 Wimbledon, 2 US11 — Bjorn Borg
6 French, 5 Wimbledon11 — Rod Laver
3 Australian, 2 French, 4 Wimbledon, 2 US10 — Bill Tilden
3 Wimbledon, 7 US08 — Andre Agassi
4 Australian, 1 French, 1 Wimbledon, 2 US08 — Ivan Lendl
2 Australian, 3 French, 3 US08 — Fred Perry
1 Australian, 1 French, 3 Wimbledon, 3 US