- Miami Open: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to continue fine season start
- With Federer’s win over Nadal in Miami, a rivalry changes dramatically
Miami Open: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to continue fine season start
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Roger Federer overcame long-term rival Rafael Nadal to win the Miami Open for the third time and continue his remarkable start to the season. The year-old built on January's Australian Open win and his March Indian Wells success with a convincing win over the Spaniard. The pair shared 10 break points in the opening set, with Federer the only man to take one to crucially move up. A sweeping backhand down the line in the final game summed up the confidence which poured from the champion from start to finish as he moved to an match winning streak and improved his record to 19 wins and just one defeat in A fourth straight win over Nadal - his longest winning streak in their year professional rivalry - also makes Federer the oldest winner of the Miami Open. He looked cool and calm throughout and his dominance this year is perhaps all the more remarkable given he took six months off through the second half of the season to recover from a knee injury.
The legend continues to grow. Roger Federer extended his run of dominance in , clinching his third title of the season , over Rafael Nadal on Sunday at the Miami Open presented by Itau. He fired 29 winners, including 19 off his forehand wing and five aces. The Swiss claimed two of nine break points, while turning aside all four faced. I thought he had his chances in the first and in the second.
Roger Federer's remarkable season continues after the time Grand Slam winner outclassed and overpowered Rafael Nadal to lift the Miami Open title on Sunday afternoon. Federer's stunning resurgence moves from strength to strength after the year-old took a six-month break last season to recover from a knee injury. Seeded fourth in Miami, the Swiss survived a series of early scares in a tight first set in the final, and it was he who eventually made his move in the eighth game to convert a break point at the third attempt and give himself a chance to serve for it. Having opened the door, he powered his way through it with a confident service game to take the set Nadal, who was disturbed by a drone flying above the court as he prepared to serve early in the second set, had to defend two break points at with Federer's backhand in full flow, but he could not resist at the next time of asking.
Please refresh the page and retry. I n the latest headline-grabbing act of a majestic season, Roger Federer outplayed his old nemesis Rafael Nadal to lift the Miami Open title, and then shocked the tennis world with the news that he will be taking an eight-week break from the tour. My knee was strange on the clay last year and my physio thought that was a good thing: not playing too much on the clay. After that I am looking forward to going back to the gym. I will probably stay on hard courts for the next few weeks, then I will get on the clay two weeks before the French. Sunday's victory means that Federer has claimed all three big hard-court titles of , building on his previous triumphs at the Australian Open and in Indian Wells. T he flip-side is that he should be as fresh as a sea breeze when the grass-court season comes around.
Rafael Nadal is thinking. Roger Federer is playing. From to , the opposite was true. Federer, meanwhile, was left with decisions to make on virtually every swing. Should he rush the net at the first chance, as so many experts counseled? Should he stand in and drive his backhand deep, or step back and slice it short?
With Federer’s win over Nadal in Miami, a rivalry changes dramatically
Tom Lutz. Sun 2 Apr Little argument that Federer deserved that.
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