Australian Open 2020: Roger Federer's miracle in Melbourne!!

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Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts after defeating Tennys Sandgren of the U.S. in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne

"A miracle is an event which creates faith. That is the purpose and nature of miracles. Frauds deceive. An event which creates faith does not deceive: therefore it is not a fraud, but a miracle" - George Bernard Shaw in his play, Saint Joan.

Roger Federer does not hold a very good record in five-setter clashes, especially at Grand Slams. And that very statement takes us back to July 14 when he failed to convert two championship points before letting go of the opportunity to lift an unprecedented ninth at Wimbledon. Less than two months later, he lost to unseeded Grigor Dimitrov in quarterfinals of US Open last year. In three of his five-setters in majors, Federer lost all three - the quarterfinal defeat against Kevin Anderson in Wimbledon 2018 being the other. The last time he achieved a victory was in 2018 Australian Open final, defeating Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 at the Rod Laver Arena. Two years later, Federer pulled off not one, but back-to-back classic victories at the same venue to qualify for the semis.

A mere tennis follower might shrug it off as a coincidence, statisticians might credit history for Federer has never lost a five-setter in Australian Open since 2017. But Federer prefered to use the word 'miracle' to describe the great escape on Tuesday.   #Tamil   #News   #Tamil News   #Tamil Daily News   #Website   #Tamil News Paper   #Tamil Nadu Newspaper  #Online   #Breaking   News Headlines    #Latest Tamil News   #India News    #World News   #Tamil Film   #Jaffna   #Kilinochchi  #Mannar  #Mullathivu  #Batticola  #Kandy  #Srilanka  #Colombo
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