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Alex Bysouth

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  1. Until next time...

    Roger Federer

    And so we sign off this Grand Slam like we have so many times before... with the immortal Roger Federer lifting another trophy.

    A sixth Australian Open title, a 20th Grand Slam victory for the 36-year-old. Quite magnificent.

    Thanks for joining us throughout a compelling tournament, and don't forget to keep across the BBC Sport website for all the fall out from another landmark Federer moment.

    We're off to try and catch our breath (and wipe away the tears). We'll catch you next time...

  2. Oh, hiya!

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  3. The numbers...

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  4. Picture perfect

    Federer wins Australian Open

  5. Not done yet...

    BBC Two

    Want to relive that corker all over again?

    You're in luck, the highlights will be on BBC Two from 13:00 GMT.

  6. The greatest sportsman of them all?

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    A moment to remember... and worth sporting those hats for.

  8. 'Incredible'

    Selfies? Twitter? No stopping the man at 79... and very well said.

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    No you're crying. You. Not us. You.

    Roger Federer cries
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    Roger Federer is doing laps of the Rod Laver Arena with the Australian Open trophy, the Melbourne crowd absolutely love it.

    Soak it up.

  11. Get involved


    Aditya Thakker: Roger Federer saying "the fairy tale continues" just goes to show the man's humility. This man is right up there,and not only as a tennis player but as a human being

    Jiten Chandarana: 20 grand slams, numerous times at world number 1, longevity in the sport, 2 sets of twins, a legend in the sport. The guy has a gift from God!

    Kenni: The #GOAT Roger Federer is human after all...those tears show his human side but most of all, his humility!

  12. How many?!

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  13. 'An extraordinary sporting story'

    David Law

    Radio 5 live commentator at Melbourne Park

    The fact Roger Federer has turned it around, after Novak Djokovic's period of dominance, and at 36 has won three Grand Slams in last 12 months is one of the most extraordinary sporting stories I have ever heard about.

    I don't think even he expected this. It means so much more as a result

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  15. Tears of a champion

    Federer wins Australian Open

    Federer ends with: "To all the fans. You fill the stadiums, you make me nervous, you make me go out and practice. I just want to thank you for everything.

    "To my team, I love you guys."

    Cue tears. Loads of tears. The 20-time Grand Slam winner's gone.

    Stop it, Rog. You'll set us all off.

    Roger Federer
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    Rod Laver is taking a selfie of the moment! Why not, the court is named after the Aussie great after all...

  17. 'We've had a wonderful time'

    Federer wins Australian Open

    Is that a hint of a tear from Roger Federer? He's getting emotional out there...

    "We've had a wonderful time in Australia," added the Swiss. "We arrived in Perth last year and we're still here!

    "I'd like to thank everyone at the tournament. The volunteers especially, after the Sydney Olympics it made me realise what you do.

    "It's always a celebration of tennis when it comes to an end. I want to thank everyone for making it so special tonight."

  18. 'Keep doing what you're doing, Marin'

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    More from 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer: "Congrats to Marin. World number three is an incredible achievement. Keep doing what you're doing and achieve more."

  19. 'The fairytale continues'

    Federer wins Australian Open

    Australian Open champion Roger Federer speaking on court: "I'm so happy, it's unbelievable.

    "It's been a long time waiting for this final. It's easier in the afternoon, but when it's at night you think about it all day. I'm happy it's over now. It's a dream come true and the fairytale continues.

    "After the year I had last year, it's incredible."