Roger Federer became the first man to win 20 Grand Slam titles thanks to a 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory over Marin Cilic at the Australian Open on Sunday.
The Swiss defended his crown in Melbourne, and was in tears as he lifted the trophy on Rod Laver Arena.
“The fairy tale continues for us, for me. After the great year I had last year, it’s incredible,” he said fighting back tears.
The 36-year-old continues to defy age and closes in on Rafael Nadal at the top of the world rankings with only 155 points now separating them.
Here’s a look at the numbers behind Federer’s latest history-making feat…
3 – At 36 years and 173 days, Federer is the third player in the Open Era to win four or more Grand Slams after turning 30, joining Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall, who both won four major titles after their 30th birthdays.
3 – Grand Slam titles Federer has captured after turning 35. Rosewall is the only other man to have won major titles after his 35th birthday in the Open Era.
4 – Federer is just the fourth player – man or woman – to win 20 or more major titles.
5 – consecutive Grand Slams now won by either Federer or Rafael Nadal. The longest streak for their duopoly took place when they split 11 straight majors from the 2005 Roland Garros to the 2007 US Open.
6 – Federer has captured his sixth Australian Open title from seven finals reached in Melbourne. He joins Novak Djokovic and Roy Emerson at the top of the all-time list for Australian Open titles won.
6 – Federer’s victory means that the last six majors have been won by players aged 30 or older. He is 36.
7 – Australian Open finals Federer has reached, the most in history.
8 – second-serve aces Federer fired this tournament.
9 – wins and just one loss for Federer against Cilic.
10 – Having won his 20th Grand Slam at the 200th major played in the Open Era, Federer has now won 10 per cent of the Grand Slams in the Open Era.
13 – hours 53 minutes Federer spent on court en route to the 2018 Australian Open title.
20 – Grand Slam titles for Federer from 30 finals reached (has won two thirds of the major finals he’s contested).
30 – five-set wins for Federer throughout his career against 20 losses.
30 – Grand Slam finals reached by Federer, the most in history.
41 – of 51 serve-and-volley points Federer won throughout the tournament.
72 – The 2018 Australian Open was Federer’s 72nd Grand Slam appearance. He has won 28 per cent of the majors he has contested.
82 – Federer won 82 per cent of the points on his first serve throughout the tournament.
94 – match wins for Federer at the Australian Open against 13 losses.
95 – aces Federer struck throughout the tournament.
279 – winners Federer struck through seven matches in Melbourne, against 197 unforced errors.