Federer fetes victory with champagne celebration

MELBOURNE: Roger Federer stayed up all night, drinking champagne with friends and returned to his hotel as the sun rose Monday to cap the celebration of his Australian Open victory by holding one of his baby girls in his arms.

Looking remarkably refreshed after a couple of hours sleep, Federer said that winning his 16th Grand Slam victory was different from the past 15. He''s now married with six-month-old twins and everything, including his tennis, feels more meaningful.

By Federer''s own accounting, he played some of the best tennis of his career in the past two weeks, particularly in the final against Murray, who dashed Britain''s hopes of winning the first men''s Grand Slam title since 1936.