“I can cry like Roger, it’s just a shame I can’t play like him.”
The victory was Federer's 16th career slam and 4th Australian open title, putting him comfortably in front of the pack for career majors. He was able to lift his game to a level practically unheard of, improving his head-to-head against Murray to 5-6.
Here was one of the better parts of Fed's post-match presser:
Q. How will you celebrate tonight? Any different?
ROGER FEDERER: Friends and family, you know. See if the babies are up. Hope not (smiling). Otherwise I’ll wake them up tomorrow or I’ll just grab them because I’m so happy.
No, we’ll just have a good time tonight with drinks and food. That’s what I usually do, regardless if I win or lose. It’s something I’ve got the habit, you know, because I got a lot of support. I just like to let the tournament unwind a bit, you know, see where it ends. At 12:00 apparently we have a photo shoot.
Gotta wonder how many more of these things Roger can win after seeing him play at such a high level today.