Fantastic Federer

Published: Mon 29 Jan 2018, 8:00 PM

Last updated: Mon 29 Jan 2018, 10:07 PM

Swiss tennis icon Roger Federer rewrote history in Melbourne when he defeated sixth seed Marin Cilic in a riveting, edge-of-the-seat match. The thrilling match extended to five sets, but the Swiss maestro played an amazingly brilliant game and added a sixth Australian Open Grand Slam to his coveted cap, making Cilic settle for the runners-up trinket.
It's a joy to watch him play and he continues to surprise with his brilliance and consistency. After his comeback from the injury a year ago, he has been playing astonishingly well and has won three Grand Slams, which is awe-inspiring to say the least. He is perfection personified - a confluence of sublime yet breathtakingly beautiful shots, power and poise. He is an inspiration to many. What is the secret of his longevity? Even the mystified tennis greats want to know about it. His perspective, tenacity, positivity, mental toughness and steely focus on quality oriented play than quantity are some of the secrets that has helped him accomplish this envying success. May the fairy tale continues and Federer adds many more Grand Slams to his kitty.
- Jayashree Kulkarni, Abu Dhabi

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