"Fedal XXXV" was everything tennis fans around the world could hope for—and then some.

In the end, it was Roger Federer who prevailed in five sets over Rafael Nadal for his 18th Grand Slam singles title, and his first at the Australian Open since 2010.

Tennis players past and present were into the match from start to finish, with many taking to social media to offer their congratulations to Federer for the win and to both for the entertainment.

Alize Cornet was pumped up from the start.

 

It's coming soooooooon !!!! Ça se rapproche !!!! #AOfinal #RafaRoger #exciteeeed #legendsinaction

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Dominic Thiem had his viewing plans all set.

 

Watching these 2 legends with @dennisnovi @australianopen #2017

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As did Dominika Cibulkova.

 

Sunday home be like..

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After a few hours of back-and-forth tennis, Federer clinched the title on a forehand winner that wasn’t immediately clear at first. But once it was called in his favor, he could celebrate. Daria Gavrilova was on pins and needles with Federer.

And then the congratulations began to pour in, with Milos Raonic appreciative of both players.

Former Australian Open champ Stan Wawrinka also paid heed to what he just witnessed, with a nod to his countryman.

It’s not as if he needed more fuel for the fire in his own comeback, but Juan Martin del Potro will surely be motivated after this match.

Barbora Strycova was truly touched by the victory.

 

I have tears!! This man is biggest Living Legend ever for me . You can't describe how amazing he is in words. #rogerfederer

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Eugenie Bouchard offered up a little throwback to Wimbledon 2012, the last time Mr. Fashion Plate won a Slam.

The legendary Billie Jean King was proud to witness Federer’s efforts.

And Brad Gilbert, in his own indomitable fashion, reminded everyone why Federer and Nadal are a credit to the game.