Federer pips Nadal to win Australian Open

Melbourne: Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer overcame his long-time rival Rafael Nadal of Spain in the Australian Open final for his record 18th Grand Slam singles title here on Sunday.

Federer prevailed 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 at the Melbourne Park to capture his first Grand Slam title since the Wimbledon trophy in July 2012.