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Federer arrives back home after winning 20th Grand Slam

  • Roger Federer arrived back home in Switzerland from Australia on Tuesday 
  • He returned after winning his 20th Grand Slam at the Australian Open on Sunday
  • Federer beat Marin Cilic in a five-set thriller, 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, in Melbourne
  • Fans gathered at Airport Kloten in Zurich as he held the Slam trophy in his arms

Roger Federer has arrived back home in Switzerland after winning his 20th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Sunday. 

Fans gathered at Airport Kloten in Zurich on Tuesday as the 36-year-old returned holding the Slam trophy in his arms. 

Federer beat Marin Cilic in a five-set thriller, 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, in Melbourne.  

Roger Federer has arrived back home in Switzerland after winning his 20th Grand Slam title

Fans gathered at Airport Kloten on Tuesday as he returned holding the Slam trophy in his arms

Fans gathered at Airport Kloten on Tuesday as he returned holding the Slam trophy in his arms

Federer beat Marin Cilic in a five-set thriller, 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, in Melbourne on Sunday

Federer beat Marin Cilic in a five-set thriller, 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, in Melbourne on Sunday

The win saw the Swiss star join Serena Williams, Margaret Court and Steffi Graf with 20 titles.

But Federer, who won his first Major back in 2003 at Wimbledon, is in a league of his own in the men’s game.

Federer stopped to sign autographs for fans who had waited to catch a glimpse of the world No 2.   

Federer arrives at Airport Kloten with his trophy after winning the 2018 Australian Open

Federer arrives at Airport Kloten with his trophy after winning the 2018 Australian Open

The Swiss star signed autographs for fans waiting to catch a glimpse of him on Tuesday

The Swiss star signed autographs for fans waiting to catch a glimpse of him on Tuesday

As he paraded the trophy at Government House in Melbourne on Monday, Federer insisted he will defend his Australian Open title next year. 

‘Maybe next year when I do come back, I might actually think I can win it, and then I probably won’t,’ he half-joked. ‘It’s better to stay really relaxed about my chances, especially in my later years on the tour. I think it’s served me well to be relaxed.’ 

Following the win, Federer is now only 155 points behind world No 1 Rafael Nadal in the rankings. 

Although he is not due to play again until the Indian Wells Masters-level event in March he could overtake him early that month, if the Spaniard fails to make the semi-finals of the Mexico Open at the start of that month.  

Following the win, Federer is now only 155 points behind world No 1 Rafael Nadal in rankings

Following the win, Federer is now only 155 points behind world No 1 Rafael Nadal in rankings



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