Well the master was back in full force winning his 16th Grand Slam title.
Unlike in last year's final the only tears shed were from his opponent Andy Murray who once again found the expectations of the entire British nation a little too much to handle.
Roger made it look easy winning with his usual steadiness and grace. Unlike Nadal Muray was unable to rattle his composure.
The Fed-express was in full control right from the get go his serve was working as was his forehand, backhand, and shot making ability. He won the first 2 sets with relative ease 6-3 6-4.
The 3rd set got a lot more interesting, Andy Murray finally seemed to wake up and started playing more competitive tennis.
He broke Federer and was leading 5-2 before Federer switched into another gear (as he so often seems to do in Grand Slam finals) and leveled things at 5-all.
Both men held their serve to take the 3rd set into a tie-break. As with all Federer tie-breaks this one proved no less exciting.
Roger denied Andy 5 set points, and Andy fought of 2 of Roger's championship points before he was finally able to close it out on his 3rd chance winning the tie-break 11 points to 13.
Yep, that's another one for the books.
Despite their often not so friendly off-court rivarly at the trophy ceremony Roger was gracious as always telling Andy that someone who plays that well will win a slam for sure (just not on your watch, right Rog? lol).
I would say the only shot Andy has is when Roger retires.
Loved Andy's joke about being able to cry like Roger, but wishing he was able to play like him (hehe). Don't we all?!.
Hopefully this win will help erase that 2009 Aussie final out of people's minds a bit.
I never get tired of watching this guy win slams, it's amazing how he can have lackluster matches throughout the year but always bring his A game for the Grand Slams.
That he can do it so consistently is just extraordinary.
I don't think anyone will ever be able to match the record breaking stats that he has accumulated over the years.
That's what makes him such a great champion.
Congratulations Roger, your first grand slam title as a dad!. Nice start to the new year. =) Here's to many more!.