A full house at Rod Laver Arena has watched Roger Federer defeat Nick Kyrgios in a one-set finale to the Australian Open’s Rally for Relief to aid bushfire charities.
The 20-time grand-slam winner took on Kyrgios as the centrepiece of Wednesday night’s event and prevailed 7-6 (8-6).
Stars including Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Caroline Wozniacki, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev also played Fast Four doubles at the event that helped to raise almost $5 million.
“I’ve got goosebumps … everyone came together and it’s just an amazing feeling,” Kyrgios said. “It’s been an emotional couple of weeks.