Severin Luthi spoke to Blick after Roger Federer's won the Australian Open on Sunday. 'I am very relieved,' the 41-year-old admitted. 'The match was completely different at every stage than what I thought, except in the first [set] maybe.
In the second set, Roger was actually better, but he lost. In the third set, Cilic started well and aggressive, but he surprisingly didn't win it. In the fourth, Roger led 3-1 but went on to lose the set after that. And in the fifth set, he was under enormous pressure!' When asked if he was worried that the outcome of the match would turn in Cilic's favour, Luthi said, 'Yes, much! At the beginning, Cilic put a lot of pressure.
It was difficult for Roger to get out of it. You exactly need those qualities that Roger has, which aren't granted.' About Federer's 20 Grand Slam titles, Luthi said, 'For me, it's just an incredible number.
It wasn't Roger's goal and mine either. It's important to do your best in this (kind of) moment. You win the title, that's what matters. I didn't think a lot about it.' ALSO READ: Mouratoglou: 'Now Roger Federer can't lose anymore'