Roger Federer won his 18th Grand Slam title on Sunday, topping Rafael Nadal in the finals 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.
This marks Federer's fifth Australian Open title and his first major win since Wimbledon in 2012. He'd lost six of the past eight finals he'd played against Nadal and 23 of the past 34 matches against him overall, usually his nemesis on the court.
Federer, 35, holds the record for most major wins, while Nadal is tied with Pete Sampras for second with 14. His last major win was the 2014 French Open.
This shows just how dominant Federer has been for more than a decade.
Federer has won three different majors five times.
Federer: "Tennis is a tough sport. There are no draws. But if there was, I would be happy to accept one tonight."— Stuart Fraser (@stu_fraser) January 29, 2017
But he acknowledged Nadal gave him a run for his money.
Federer and Nadal are the most gracious pair of genius sportsmen ever to share a stage.— Philip Collins (@PCollinsTimes) January 29, 2017
Observers applauded his sportsmanship.
This lengthy volley shows how close the match got.
Here's his reaction at the moment of victory.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.