- Roger Federer won 18th major at Aus Open
- Victory marked extraordinary comeback
- CNN Sport’s 18 reasons to love Federer
When Roger Federer plays tennis the world holds its breath.
Federer’s stunning victory, after a six-month absence from the sport because of injury, prompted an outpouring of love on social media.
Just like Bolt, Tendulkar and footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Federer has transcended his sport.
To mark Federer’s remarkable Melbourne feat, CNN Sport has picked 18 reasons to fall in love with the 35-year-old — and all is revealed in the video at the top of this page.