Roger Federer on a winning spree.

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Two days after becoming the new world number one, Swiss tennis star Roger Federer won the Australian open championship. He cruised past Safin in straight sets 7-6, 6-4, 6-2 in Melbourne, winning the Australian Open.

Victory brought the 22-year-old his second grand slam title after winning the coveted Wimbledon title last year.

"What a great start to the year for me," exclaimed Federer. "First. I become number one, and now I have fulfilled my dream to win this title. It means very much to me." he said on receiving the cup.

"I also want to congratulate Marat. He had to battle [injury] It's really nice to see him back. He's a great guy and a great player."

Safin, who was on the comeback trail after a wrist injury last year, commendet Federer's performance, saying: "Congratulations, Roger, you've played great tennis in...

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