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how to open a lock with a soda can


you probably won’t ever need to open a lock with a soda can, but it can’t hurt as a party trick. take a look at this odd life .full story at youtube.more great vids. posted by josh urich






details to come: rafa vs roger in australian open final


melbourne, australia (ap) — a grand slam final nearly six years in the making is just hours away at the australian open.the last time roger federer and rafael nadal met in a major final was at the french open in 2011, when nadal won in four sets. nadal holds a 23-11 edge, including semifinal wins at the australian open in 2012 and 2014.federer, with a leading 17 grand slam men’s singles titles, has gone further in the tournament than he ever expected after being out for six months with a left knee injury. nadal, too, spent extended injury time on the sidelines in 2016.the mixed doubles final will open the action at rod laver, with american abigail spears and juan sebastian cabal playing sania mirza of india and ivan dodig.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






spears, cabal win mixed doubles, continue 30s theme in oz


melbourne, australia — abigail spears played her part at the australian open "30-fun" party by winning the mixed doubles title.the 35-year-old spears teamed with colombia's juan sebastian cabal to beat second-seeded sania mirza and ivan dodig 6-2 6-4 in the final sunday on rod laver arena.spears was striving to win her first grand slam title in her farewell year. she plans to retire at the end of this season after a career in which she was twice runner-up in mixed doubles finals with mexican santiago gonzalez at the u.s. open in 2013 and 2014.the triumph by spears and the 30-year-old cabal continued the veteran's theme of the championships with all players in the men's and women's singles finals aged 30 or older. roger federer and rafael nadal were playing for the men's championship sunday






women's grand slam singles title leaders


women's grand slam singles title leadersmargaret smith court24serena williams23steffi graf22helen wills moody19chris evert18martina navratilova18billie jean king12serena vs. venus grand slam finals (serena leads 7-2)2001 u.s. openvenus, 6-2, 6-42002 french openserena, 7-5, 6-32002 wimbledonserena, 7-6 (4), 6-32002 u.s. openserena, 6-4, 6-32003 australian openserena, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-42003 wimbledonserena, 4-6, 6-4, 6-22008 wimbledonvenus, 7-5, 6-42009 wimbledonserena, 7-6 (3), 6-22017 australian openserena, 6-4, 6-4






spears, cabal win mixed doubles, continue 30s theme in oz


melbourne, australia — abigail spears played her part at the australian open "30-fun" party by winning the mixed doubles title.the 35-year-old spears teamed with colombia's juan sebastian cabal to beat second-seeded sania mirza and ivan dodig 6-2 6-4 in the final sunday on rod laver arena.spears was striving to win her first grand slam title in her farewell year. she plans to retire at the end of this season after a career in which she was twice runner-up in mixed doubles finals with mexican santiago gonzalez at the u.s. open in 2013 and 2014."yeah, i think it's my last, but i guess everybody says that and then they reconsider at some point," spears said. "i hope it's my last. but if not, then i think i would finish here next year. this is my favorite tournament. i have so many friends her






monotweety - from notification


monotweety is an open-source twitter client just for tweeting from device's notification area. if you are using android 7. 0 or later, you can literally tweet from notification area. other wise when you tap the notification, editor dialog will be launched. also, with monotweety you can chain tweets as a thread with one single tap (from editor dialog). features- tweet from notification- chain tweets as a thread- open selected twitter app from notification- quick settings' tile to opening editor dialog (android 7. 0 and up). monotweety is an open-source project. if you are interested in contributing, reporting bugs or requesting new feature, visit https://github.com/yshrsmz/monotweety. also, you can contact me via twitter, @yslibnet.






spears, cabal win mixed doubles, continue 30s theme in oz


melbourne, australia (ap) — abigail spears played her part at the australian open “30-fun” party by winning the mixed doubles title.the 35-year-old spears teamed with colombia’s juan sebastian cabal to beat second-seeded sania mirza and ivan dodig 6-2 6-4 in the final sunday on rod laver arena.spears was striving to win her first grand slam title in her farewell year. she plans to retire at the end of this season after a career in which she was twice runner-up in mixed doubles finals with mexican santiago gonzalez at the u.s. open in 2013 and 2014.the triumph by spears and the 30-year-old cabal continued the veteran’s theme of the championships with all players in the men’s and women’s singles finals aged 30 or older. roger federer and rafael nadal were playing for the men’s championship s






roger federer defeats rafael nadal in australian open final for 18th major title


roger federer won his 18th major title by beating rafael nadal, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, to capture the australian open. federer was down a break early in the pivotal fifth set, but e back to break the spaniard in the sixth game to level the set at 3-all. the crowd cheering wildly with every winner he hit, federer then broke nadal again in the eighth game to go up 5-3. nadal had chances in the next game, but couldn't convert on two breakpoint chances and federer closed it out on his second match point. federer jumped up and down and screamed in celebration after clinching the match, then held back tears as he in his change-over chair. federer captured his first major title since wimbledon in 2012 and his fifth australian open trophy. nadal had been bidding for his second title in melbourne






serena williams beats sister venus at australian open


kin cheung – ociated pressgallery: united states' serena williams, right, and her sister venus, left, embrace after serena won the women's singles final at the australian open tennis championships in melbourne, australia, urday, jan. 28, 2017.






serena williams scores historic win at australian open


serena williams can’t help but make history. the 35-year-old tennis player bested sister venus williams at the australian open final urday (jan. 28), landing a historic 23rd grand slam title.serena is now the only tennis player — male or female — to win 23 grand slam singles titles in the open era of tennis, which began in 1968.read: serena williams bursts out her shell and dances for herself in new ad paign“it’s such a great feeling to have 23,” serena said after beating venus 6-4, 6-4 in straight sets. “it really feels great. i’ve been chasing it for a really long time. it feels like, really long time. when it got on my radar, i knew i had an opportunity to get there, and i’m here.”the latest victory places serena above steffi graf’s 22 grand slam wins in the open era, and one step close






the latest: spears and cabal win aussie mixed doubles title


melbourne, australia — the latest on sunday at the australian open (all times local):5:30 p.m.abigail spears and juan sebastian cabal have combined to beat second-seeded sania mirza and ivan dodig 6-2, 6-4 to win the australian open mixed doubles title.the 35-year-old spears played her part at the australian open golden oldies party with her win.spears was striving to win her first grand slam title in her farewell year. she plans to retire at the end of this season after a career in which she was twice runner-up in mixed doubles finals with mexican santiago gonzalez at the us open in 2013 and 2014.the triumph by spears and 30-year-old cabal continued the veteran's theme of the championships with 30-plus players in the men's and women's singles finals, too.___3:15 p.m.there was a lot of mut






the latest: federer takes opening set vs nadal in final


melbourne, australia — the latest on sunday at the australian open (all times local):8:15 p.m.roger federer has captured the opening set against rafael nadal 6-4 in the final of the australian open.the 17th-seeded federer converted the only break point of the set when nadal hit a backhand error in the seventh game, giving the swiss star a 4-3 lead. federer only lost four points on his serve in the entire set.federer is back in the australian open final for the first time since 2010, when he won his fourth title at melbourne park. he's aiming to extend his record grand slam total to 18 with a win here.the ninth-seeded nadal is aiming to win his first major title since the 2014 french open and his 15th overall. he's only won once in australia in 2009.___5:30 p.m.abigail spears and juan sebas






piano tiles 3 : master


piano tiles 3: master take you open new journey, ppap. no. this is a simple and resistance to play puzzle game, is also a patience and the ability to challenge, come and try your fingertips speed. how to play: click on the color tiles, pay attention to long press the color tiles, don't step on white tiles. let us work together to open new journey. game features: play easy to get started. new long press slide block play, more exciting. wonderful, is visual auditory enjoyment. a variety of songs for you to choose, let you play. global rankings, compete with global players, a rival who will win. we are looking forward to more of you to join.






roger federer beats rafael nadal at aussie open to win 18th grand slam title


melbourne, australia -- roger federer has won his 18th major title by beating rafael nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 to capture the australian open.federer was down a break early in the pivotal fifth set, but e back to break the spaniard in the sixth game to level the set at 3-all.22p osroger federer the swiss tennis player has appeared in more than two dozen grand slam finals the crowd cheering wildly with every winner he hit, federer then broke nadal again in the eighth game to go up 5-3. nadal had chances in the next game, but couldn’t convert on two breakpoint chances and federer closed it out on his second match point.federer jumped up and down and screamed in celebration after clinching the match, then held back tears as he in his change-over chair.federer captured his first major tit






the latest: federer wins 3rd set, leads aussie final 2-1


melbourne, australia — the latest on sunday at the australian open (all times local):9:35 p.m.federer saved three break points with aces in an opening game that lasted more than eight minutes to hold, then broke nadal in the next to take control of the third set. he had three break-point chances to take a 4-0 lead but nadal held serve after 14-point game.federer won the next three games and served out. he is potentially one set away from an 18th grand slam title.federer won the first set 6-4 and nadal won the second set 6-3.___8:55 p.m.rafael nadal has won the second set 6-3 to level the australian open final against roger federer at one set each.federer won the first set 6-4, conceding just four points on serve. in the second, nadal got breaks in federer's first two service games to take






samsung push service


you can check the installation of the app in 'settings > application manager' after ing the samsung push service. the samsung push service provides the notification service only for samsung services (samsung apps, samsung link, samsung wallet, samsung pay, etc. ) on samsung devices. if you delete the samsung push service, you may not receive the new notification messages. the samsung push service provides the below services. new message is displayed in the pop-up window- display a badge on the application icon for a new message- display new message on the notification barenjoy the fast and precise notification service with the samsung push service. [open source license]copyright (c) the android open source projecthttp://www.apache. org/licenses/license-2. 0.






the latest: nadal forces 5th set in australian open final


melbourne, australia — the latest on sunday at the australian open (all times local):10:15 p.m.the australian open men's final between roger federer and rafael nadal is going to a fifth set.nadal broke federer in the fourth game of the fourth set to take a 3-1 lead and then held in his next service game by chasing down a federer backhand and lunging for a forehand slice crosscourt winner that brought the crowd to its feet.nadal held serve the rest of the way to take the set 6-3.nadal has a 19-8 career five-set record, while federer's record is 26-20. both men have already played two five-set matches in the tournament.___9:35 p.m.federer saved three break points with aces in an opening game that lasted more than eight minutes to hold, then broke nadal in the next to take control of the thir






tinen, peers thwart bryans' bid for 17th major in doubles


melbourne, australia — henri tinen and john peers captured the men's doubles title at the australian open on urday, thwarting bob and mike bryan's attempt to win a record-equaling 17th grand slam title.the bryans said afterward that it may have been their last match at melbourne park as they've contemplated retiring after this season, though they stressed that matching — or breaking — the grand slam doubles title record remains a goal they'd like to achieve."it would be nice to go out the way pete (sampras) went out. win a slam," bob bryan said, referring to sampras' decision to retire after winning his 14th major singles title at the 2002 u.s. open. "that would feel really good. we believe we can do it. that's why we're here."with the bryans' serving to stay in the match in the second set






mnsure announces 1-week special enrollment period


st. paul, minn. — minnesota's state-run health insurance exchange has announced a one-week special enrollment period.it's designed to give minnesotans extra time to take a ntage of a new law providing relief from rising health insurance premiums for more than 100,000 shoppers.the current open enrollment ends on jan. 31. but mnsure added a one-week special enrollment period that will run from feb. 1 through feb. 8.the new deadline is open to all minnesotans, but they must buy health insurance through the mnsure website.mnsure ceo allison o'toole says since lawmakers approved the premium relief bill so close to the enrollment deadline, minnesotans needed more time to benefit from the chance to lower their monthly health insurance bill by 25 percent.the legislature approved the bill thursday,






wang takes 3-s lead at qatar masters


doha, qatar — jeunghun wang broke through a crowded leaderboard with a 7-under 65 urday to open a three-s lead at the qatar masters.the 21-year-old south korean, who is on 15-under 201 overall, made three birdies around the turn to grab the lead, and never relinquished it with two birdies in his last three holes.it was the best round on another windy day in doha.spain's nacho elvira and south african jaco van zyl both s 4-under 68s to tie for second place at 12 under.another south african, thomas aiken (69), was a s further behind in fourth.wang, a back-to-back winner on the european tour last year in may at the trophee h an ii and afrasia bank mauritius open, put up an exhibition of s -making, hitting 16 out of 18 greens in regulation and also completing his round in just 27 putts. he wen






wang takes 3-s lead at qatar masters


doha, qatar — jeunghun wang broke through a crowded leaderboard with a 7-under 65 in urday's third round to open a three-s lead at the qatar masters.the 21-year-old south korean, who is 15-under 201 overall, made three birdies around the turn to grab the lead, and never relinquished it with two birdies in his last three holes.it was the best round on another windy day in doha.spain's nacho elvira and south african jaco van zyl both s 4-under 68s to tie for second place at 12 under.another south african, thomas aiken (69), was a s further behind in fourth.wang, a back-to-back winner on the european tour last year in may at the trophee h an ii and afrasia bank mauritius open, put up an exhibition of s -making, hitting 16 out of 18 greens in regulation and also completing his round in just 27






the latest: federer beats nadal to win 18th grand slam title


melbourne, australia — the latest on sunday at the australian open (all times local):11:15 p.m.roger federer has won his 18th major title by beating rafael nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 to capture the australian open.federer was down a break early in the pivotal fifth set, but e back to break the spaniard in the sixth game to level the set at 3-all.the crowd cheering wildly with every winner he hit, federer then broke nadal again in the eighth game to go up 5-3. nadal had chances in the next game, but couldn't convert on two breakpoint chances and federer closed it out on his second match point.federer jumped up and down and screamed in celebration after clinching the match, then held back tears as he in his change-over chair.federer captured his first major title since wimbledon in 2012 a






blue krome iconpack next theme


if you are new to theme apps, themes/iconpack apps are not stand alone app. read the directions for details. there are absolutely no ads in my app. we respect your privacy and never use/abuse it. permissions needed are explained in details below. features. 1 icon pack that supports upto 24 launchers. 1 custom complete theme in 3d&2d mode (for next launcher) (value $1. 99). 3200 hd icons (tablet compatible) (value $0. 99). 400+ custom wallpapers (& cloud based). 1 matching clock widget (value $0. 99). icons are update regularly, 1-3 weeks. ultra design for all g hic elements. support for dynamic calendars. icon masking, cover, base for un-themed apps. material design functional dashboard with previews. icon request, search and preview tool. lots of extras alternative to your main






the latest: tinen, peers beat bryans for australian title


melbourne, australia — the latest on urday from the australian open (all times local):11:15 p.m.henri tinen of finland and john peers of australia have beaten bob and mike bryan 7-5, 7-5 to win the australian open men's doubles championship, their first grand slam title.the fourth-seeded tinen and peers started playing together at last year's australian open and won five titles together in 2016. they are undefeated in three matches against the bryan brothers, the most decorated doubles team in tennis history.the third-seeded bryans were trying to win their 17th grand slam title, which would have tied them with john newcombe for the most titles all-time.___10:50 p.m.for the fashion-conscious serena williams, it's no surprise she had a pair of shoes with the no. 23 printed on the heel to mar






venus' run to a grand slam final is victory in itself


melbourne, australia — more than seven years after her last grand slam title match, venus williams would be forgiven for being a little nervous when she stepped inside rod laver arena to face her sister, serena, for the australian open championship.she embraced the occasion instead.it was venus who was smiling during warm-ups and looked far looser at the start of urday's match — not her sister, the 22-time major winner, who double-faulted three times in a single game to drop serve.and when serena eventually settled down and overpowered venus to win her seventh title in australia and set an open-era record with her 23rd grand sam title, venus was gracious in defeat, as she's had to be on so many occasions against her sister.for her, just getting to this stage again — playing at the end o ra






roger federer defeats rafael nadal in australian open final for 18th major title


roger federer has won his 18th grand slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and rafael nadal, the man he beat 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a vintage australian open final on sunday. it was the 35-year-old federer's fifth australian title, his first at a major since wimbledon in 2012, and it reversed the status quo against his nemesis from spain. federer had lost six of the previous eight grand slam finals he'd played against nadal, and had only previously beaten the left-handed spaniard in 11 of their 34 matches. both players were returning from extended layoffs for injuries — federer the left knee; nadal the left wrist — and were seeded 17th and ninth respectively. nadal remains equal second with pete sampras on the all-time list, with the last of his 14






australian open: federer beats nadal in final


roger federer shrugged off a decade of grand slam heartbreak against rafa nadal, felling his great rival 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 in a cl ic australian open final to capture his 18th major title.roared on by a partisan rod laver arena crowd on sunday, federer roared back from 3-1 down in the nerve-shredding final set before closing it out on the second championship point with a forehand winner to seal his fifth crown at melbourne park.seeded 17th and playing his first tour tournament after six months out of the game, federer capped his brilliant comeback from injury with his first grand slam title since wimbledon in 2012. read more: the elite tennis coach who sleeps in his car the win made federer the first player ever to win five titles at three different grand slams and at 35, the oldest gran






tina pbell pens open letter explaining support for trump


over the weekend, the world witnessed as donald trump’s muslim ban went into effect, prohibiting citizens from seven countries–yemen, somalia, libya, sudan, syria, iraq and iran–from entering the country despite having valid visas. as many protested the despicable and unconstitutional executive order outside of john f. kennedy airport and around the country, gospel singer tina pbell from the duo mary mary wrote a lengthy open letter supporting trump and his decision.read d.l. hughley to donald trump: ‘f*ck you now and f*ck you forever’“i believe that no creed, nor color, nor cl , nor status of people are better than the other, but we are all valuable; we are all necessary. i believe that all people and all lives matter, including that of mr. donald trump and his family. i believe that the






australian open notes: upstart duo denies doubles record


melbourne, australia – henri tinen and john peers captured the men's doubles title at the australian open on urday, thwarting bob and mike bryan's attempt to win a record-equaling 17th grand slam title.the bryans said afterward that it may have been their last match at melbourne park as they've contemplated retiring after this season, though they stressed that matching — or breaking — the grand slam doubles title record remains a goal they'd like to achieve."it would be nice to go out the way pete [sampras] went out. win a slam," bob bryan said, referring to sampras' decision to retire after winning his 14th major singles title at the 2002 u.s. open. "that would feel really good. we believe we can do it. that's why we're here."with the bryans serving to stay in the match in the second set,






healthy and confident nadal hoping for resurgent season


melbourne, australia — rafael nadal has become used to making comebacks in an injury-ravaged career. this last one, though, may be the most unexpected — and isfying.sidelined by a wrist injury for two long stretches last year, nadal didn't believe he'd be playing at his top level and contending again for titles until later this spring, when the tour moves to his beloved clay.then he e to melbourne and somehow kept grinding out win after win. he made it all the way to the australian open final, where he fell just short in his bid to win his 15th major by losing to long-time rival roger federer, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.it had been a lean couple of years for nadal, but he believes he's back now and feeling confident he can pull out grueling five-set matches at majors again after struggling at






orchid show, tips for perfect baths and more


crazy for orchidsfor two days, orchid worshipers can immerse themselves among hundreds of tropical blooming cattleya, phalaenopsis, cymbidium and other varieties at the marjorie mcneely conservatory, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. jan. 28-29. the winter carnival orchid show also features tips on cultivating and caring for the popular indoor plants, from members of the orchid society of minnesota, as well as quality orchids for sale.american orchid society judges from throughout the midwest will give out awards and points at the show. the public can vote on the best winter carnival-themed display at the orchid society of minnesota's facebook page. admission: $5 for adults; $3 for ages 3-12. como friends members and visitors with a winter carnival on get $1 off. the marjorie mcneely conservatory is at 12






hiring-freeze exemptions authorized at va; 570 open jobs in region


president trump signed an executive order to freeze federal hiring, and veterans organizations and members of congress are concerned it will affect va efforts to fill open positions and improve service for veterans.the department of veterans affairs has authorized wide-ranging exemptions from a federal hiring freeze to enable many open health-care positions to be filled. a friday memorandum from the department’s acting secretary, robert snyder, grants exemptions in dozens of different job cl ifications, ranging from doctor to food-service worker. president trump on monday signed the executive order to freeze federal hiring, and veterans organizations and members of congress are concerned it could hamper va efforts to fill open positions and improve service.currently, the puget sound va he






the latest: federer says nadal deserved win, too


melbourne, australia — the latest on sunday at the australian open (all times local):12:10 a.m.there was much mutual respect following the australian open final between roger federer and rafael nadal, with both players commending each other for better-than-expected comebacks from their respective injuries.nadal missed chunks of last season with an injured wrist and federer was sidelined during the second half of the year with an injured knee."just amazing, the way he's playing after such a long time without him being on the tour," nadal said of federer. "it's just very difficult to make that happen."the 14-time major winner said he's also pleased with his play in australia, saying he's "back at a very high level.""i'm going to keep fighting during the whole season and for sure, to come bac






roger federer beats rafael nadal in australian open final to win 18th major


roger federer won his 18th grand slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and rafael nadal, the man he beat 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a vintage australian open final on sunday night.it was the 35-year-old federer's first major title since wimbledon in 2012, his first in australia since 2010, and it reversed the status quo against his nemesis, nadal.both players were returning from extended layoffs — federer for six months after wimbledon with an injured left knee; nadal for a couple of months with an injured left wrist — and were seeded 17th and ninth respectively."it's been a different last six months, i wasn't sure i was going to make it here but here i am — we made it," federer said after accepting the trophy from australian great rod laver, who lends






serena williams defeats sister venus for record no. 23 at australian open


serena williams has won her record 23rd grand slam singles title, and her sister was right there on court to give her a congratulatory hug.the all-williams final — the first at the australian open since serena won the first edition here in 2003 — went to the younger sibling 6-4, 6-4 on urday night.with her record seventh australian title, the 35-year-old williams moved ahead of steffi graf for the most major titles in the open era. margaret court has the all-time record and was also in the crowd for the final.court won 24 majors, but collected 13 of those before the open era which began in 1968 after the sport be e professional.the victory at rod laver arena also ensured serena williams will regain the top ranking, which she lost in september after 186 straight weeks when angelique kerber






federer beats nadal in epic aussie final to win 18th major


melbourne, australia — roger federer won his 18th grand slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and rafael nadal, the man he beat 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a vintage australian open final on sunday night.it was the 35-year-old federer's first major title since wimbledon in 2012, his first in australia since 2010, and it reversed the status quo against his nemesis, nadal."against rafa it's always epic," federer said in a television interview. "this one means a lot to me because he's caused me problems over the years."both players were returning from extended layoffs — federer for six months after wimbledon with an injured left knee; nadal for a couple of months with an injured left wrist — and were seeded 17th and ninth respectively."i wasn't sure i was






venus’ run to a grand slam final is victory in itself


melbourne, australia (ap) — more than seven years after her last grand slam title match, venus williams would be forgiven for being a little nervous when she stepped inside rod laver arena to face her sister, serena, for the australian open championship.she embraced the occasion instead.it was venus who was smiling during warm-ups and looked far looser at the start of urday’s match — not her sister, the 22-time major winner, who double-faulted three times in a single game to drop serve.and when serena eventually settled down and overpowered venus to win her seventh title in australia and set an open-era record with her 23rd grand sam title, venus was gracious in defeat, as she’s had to be on so many occasions against her sister.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.for






serena williams wins australian open, her 23rd grand slam event, at sister venus


melbourne, australia – serena williams held up a grand slam winner's trophy for the 23rd time, celebrating her unrivaled place in history, and received a congratulatory letter and a pair of custom-made shoes from michael jordan, the name most synonymous with no. 23.venus williams got to watch from close range again and shed tears more of joy than regret after being beaten in a major final for the seventh time by her record-breaking younger sister.serena won the all-williams final, the ninth in grand slam history and the second in australia, 6-4, 6-4 on urday night.with her record seventh australian open title, serena moved ahead of steffi graf for the most major titles in the open era.the williams sisters are close. they began playing together in compton, calif., hardly a bed for tennis, w






roger federer beats rafael nadal in australian open final to win 18th major – th


by john pye, the ociated pressmelbourne, australia — roger federer won his 18th grand slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and rafael nadal, the man he beat in a vintage five-set final at the australian open final.it was the 35-year-old federer’s first major title since wimbledon in 2012, his first in australia since 2010, and it reversed the status quo against his nemesis, nadal.“against rafa it’s always epic,” federer said after sunday’s 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 victory. “this one means a lot to me because he’s caused me problems over the years.”federer had lost six of the previous eight grand slam finals he’d played against nadal and was 11-23 in their career meetings. he also hadn’t beaten the left-handed spaniard for a major championship since wim






federer savors unexpected title over long-time rival nadal


melbourne, australia — roger federer always believed he had more grand slam titles left in him.he just didn't think it would happen like this, playing in his first tournament following a six-month injury layoff. or against his biggest rival in the game, rafael nadal."i said that also before the finals: if i were to win against rafa, it would be super special and very sweet because i haven't beaten him in a grand slam final for a long, long time now," federer said after beating nadal in the australian open final 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.a decade, to be exact. federer's last win over the spaniard in a major final e at wimbledon in 2007. nadal had beaten him in four consecutive slam finals since then.both federer and nadal also didn't expect to be in this position at the australian open, comin






roger federer defeats rafael nadal in australian open final for 18th major title


roger federer won his 18th grand slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and rafael nadal, the man he beat 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a vintage australian open final on sunday night. it was the 35-year-old federer's first major title since wimbledon in 2012, his first in australia since 2010, and it reversed the status quo against his nemesis from spain. both players were returning from extended layoffs — federer for six months after wimbledon with an injured left knee; nadal for a couple of months with an injured left wrist — and were seeded 17th and ninth respectively. “it's been a different last six months, i wasn't sure i was going to make it here but here i am — we made it,” federer said after accepting the trophy from australian great rod laver, wh






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melbourne, australia – henri tinen and john peers captured the men's doubles title at the australian open on urday, thwarting bob and mike bryan's…






roger federer beats rafael nadal in australian final to win 18th major – the den


by john pye, the ociated pressmelbourne, australia — roger federer won his 18th grand slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and rafael nadal, the man he beat 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a vintage australian open final on sunday night.it was the 35-year-old federer’s first major title since wimbledon in 2012, his first in australia since 2010, and it reversed the status quo against his nemesis, nadal.both players were returning from extended layoffs — federer for six months after wimbledon with an injured left knee; nadal for a couple of months with an injured left wrist — and were seeded 17th and ninth respectively.“it’s been a different last six months, i wasn’t sure i was going to make it here but here i am — we made it,” federer said after accepting






healthy and confident nadal hoping for resurgent season


melbourne, australia (ap) — rafael nadal has become used to making comebacks in an injury-ravaged career. this last one, though, may be the most unexpected — and isfying.sidelined by a wrist injury for two long stretches last year, nadal didn’t believe he’d be playing at his top level and contending again for titles until later this spring, when the tour moves to his beloved clay.then he e to melbourne and somehow kept grinding out win after win. he made it all the way to the australian open final, where he fell just short in his bid to win his 15th major by losing to long-time rival roger federer, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.it had been a lean couple of years for nadal, but he believes he’s back now and feeling confident he can pull out grueling five-set matches at majors again after struggli






federer beats nadal in epic aussie final to win 18th major


melbourne, australia — roger federer won his 18th grand slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and rafael nadal, the man he beat in a vintage five-set final at the australian open final.it was the 35-year-old federer's first major title since wimbledon in 2012, his first in australia since 2010, and it reversed the status quo against his nemesis, nadal."against rafa it's always epic," federer said after sunday's 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 victory. "this one means a lot to me because he's caused me problems over the years."federer had lost six of the previous eight grand slam finals he'd played against nadal and was 11-23 in their career meetings. he also hadn't beaten the left-handed spaniard for a major championship since wimbledon in 2007."it remains for






serena williams wins record 23rd major by beating sister venus at australian ope


serena williams has won her record 23rd grand slam singles title, and her sister was right there on court to give her a congratulatory hug. the all-williams final — the first at the australian open since serena won the first edition here in 2003 — went to the younger sibling 6-4, 6-4 on urday night. with her record seventh australian title, the 35-year-old williams moved ahead of steffi graf for the most major titles in the open era. margaret court has the all-time record and was also in the crowd for the final. court won 24 majors, but collected 13 of those before the open era which began in 1968 after the sport be e professional. the victory also ensured serena williams will regain the top ranking, which she lost in september after 186 straight weeks when angelique kerber won the u.s. op






federer beats nadal in australian final to win 18th major


melbourne, australia — roger federer has won his 18th grand slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and rafael nadal, the man he beat 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a vintage australian open final on sunday.it was the 35-year-old federer's fifth australian title, his first at a major since wimbledon in 2012, and it reversed the status quo against his nemesis, nadal.federer had lost six of the previous eight grand slam finals he'd played against nadal, and had only previously beaten the left-handed spaniard in 11 of their 34 matches.both players were returning from extended layoffs for injuries — federer the left knee; nadal the left wrist — and were seeded 17th and ninth respectively.nadal remains equal second with pete sampras on the all-time list, with the






roger federer beats rafael nadal at aussie open to win 18th grand slam title


melbourne, australia -- roger federer won his 18th grand slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and rafael nadal, the man he beat 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a vintage australian open final on sunday night.it was the 35-year-old federer’s first major title since wimbledon in 2012, his first in australia since 2010, and it reversed the status quo against his nemesis, nadal.“against rafa it’s always epic,” federer said in a television interview. “this one means a lot to me because he’s caused me problems over the years.”22p osroger federer the swiss tennis player has appeared in more than two dozen grand slam finals both players were returning from extended layoffs - federer for six months after wimbledon with an injured left knee; nadal for a couple of m






more life yet in federer's dancing feet after major no. 18


roger federer needed his exhausted legs for one last big effort sunday night — going out dancing to celebrate his remarkable 18th grand slam title at the australian open.and after seeing the sun rise over melbourne, then celebrating some more with his children as they woke up in his family's el suite, the man many call the greatest tennis player ever looked ahead from this stunning comeback title and spoke of adding yet another at this year's wimbledon.the 35-year-old federer surprised himself with this victory, seeded no. 17 and in his first tournament back from a six-month injury layoff. so he wasn't going to let the achievement go without a fitting celebration."i was home by sunrise, which was good," the still-beaming swiss star said a day after his five-set win over rafael nadal. "it w






federer savors unexpected title over long-time rival nadal


melbourne, australia (ap) — roger federer always believed he had more grand slam titles left in him.he just didn’t think it would happen like this, playing in his first tournament following a six-month injury layoff. or against his biggest rival in the game, rafael nadal.“i said that also before the finals: if i were to win against rafa, it would be super special and very sweet because i haven’t beaten him in a grand slam final for a long, long time now,” federer said after beating nadal in the australian open final 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.a decade, to be exact. federer’s last win over the spaniard in a major final e at wimbledon in 2007. nadal had beaten him in four consecutive slam finals since then.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.both federer and nadal also did