Given the circumstances, to take home a Grand Slam title once you are beyond 35 years of age is something out of the ordinary picture, even for a guy like Roger Federer. The Swiss tennis star taking his 5th Australian Open and the 18th of his career was unexpected, to say the least. And, given The Swiss Maestro's accelerated age (at least as far as the sport is concerned), Federer's win surprised even more. Not long before, Roger Federer's career was uncertain, with many feeling that at his age, retirement was imminent.

Australian Open was a happy incident

To have both Federer and Nadal playing in a Grand Slam final after so many years was by far the biggest gift tennis could give to its obedient flock of fans. The stunning part of the scenario was that it happened when all seemed to have accepted Djokovic and Murray as the new faces of the sport, with the torch being passed, as it were.

Eventually, Roger Federer accomplished an improbable run in what might be his last appearance as a performer in a Grand Slam singles final on the ATP circuit. Of course, to dream about another final is not wrong, but it's rather unrealistic. During the Australian Open's 2 week-span, a lot of factors went into Federer's run, eventually paving his road to his 18th Grand Slam title.

A simple injury could end the whole journey

Last year, what initially was a 2 month absence, almost ended Federer's tennis ride. From a certain point in life, a dysfunctional or injured part of the body needs extra time for complete recovery. A minor knee surgery last year in February eventually took Federer away from the court for a long time.

Despite taking good care of his body over the years, Roger Federer, like any top athlete, has been exposed to a lot of physical exertion. Eventually, this kind of thing takes its toll.

In the upcoming months, Roger Federer has a busy schedule, and it is perhaps not the best strategy. Now that he is back in the spotlight, future opponents are going to want to challenge Federer for it.