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Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni takes a selfie on her phone as she leaves Rod Laver Arena after losing to United States' Serena Williams in their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
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  • Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni takes a selfie on her phone as she leaves Rod Laver Arena after losing to United States' Serena Williams in their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    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 […]
  • Switzerland's Roger Federer holds his trophy after defeating Spain's Rafael Nadal during the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

    The Latest: Federer says Nadal deserved win, too

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — 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 […]