Nicklaus congratulates Federer after winning Australian Open

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Roger Federer is officially in Jack Nicklaus territory, as the Swiss legend captured the Australian Open crown on Sunday in Melbourne.

The win is Federer's 18th major title, a feat unrivaled in men's tennis, but it does match him with Nicklaus - who captured 18 majors over a 24-year stretch.

Following the five-set victory over Rafael Nadal, the 35-year-old received a congratulatory tweet from the golf king.

Ironically, both won their 18th major when they were considered over the hill, Nicklaus claimed the 1986 Masters at the age of 46.

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