What Roger Federer did immediately after his Australian Open win

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A video has emerged showing what Roger Federer did immediately after winning the 2017 Australian Open.

After defending champion Novak Djokovic was knocked out in the second round – his worst performance in Melbourne since 2006 – the final came down to old rivals Federer and Rafa Nadal.

It was a close game, and took Federer all five sets to edge past the Spaniard 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

The victory meant Federer became the first male player to win at least five titles at three Grand Slam tournaments (five at the Australian Open, seven at Wimbledon, and five at the US Open).

He also became the oldest man to reach a Grand Slam final, at 37 years and 63 days, since Ken Roswell made the 1974 US Open final at 39.

It was the start of a remarkable comeback season for both Federer and Nadal, and the pair have gone from strength to strength after a series of disappointing seasons in recent years.

It is Federer, however, who has performed best, winning the Australian Open, the Masters title at both Indian Wells and Miami, and his seventh Wimbledon title.

However, it's Nadal who is world number one following his wins at the French Open and US Open, as well as a few wins in the minor tournaments.

You can watch what Federer did in the video below.

Despite the user getting the date wrong in the tweet, it's still a perfect video.

A video emerged recently of the Swiss holding the trophy in the wake of his victory, and while he had every right to be celebrating wildly, he had other priorities.

He can be heard to tell his children: “I got the big one!” while on Facetime to his family, and then blows them a kiss at the end of the heart-warming video.

It’s easy to forget that sports stars have family lives to maintain while trying to stay at the pinnacle of their discipline, but making time for his children despite a busy schedule is nothing less than we’d expect from one of the classiest guys in sport.

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