Federer beats Nadal to win Miami Open title

Federer beats Nadal to win Miami Open title


18-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has defeated his old rival Rafael Nadal in straight sets to lift the Miami Open title. 

The 35-year old Swiss looked in dominant Form on Sunday. He grabbed a 5-3 lead after Nadal returned his backhand into the net. Federer had no trouble holding the next game to take the opening set 6-3.

Rafael Nadal of Spain in action in the final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland (not pictured) on day 14 of the Miami Open at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 2, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by AFP)

It was more or less the same scenario in the 2nd, but a closer affair saw Federer clinch the set 6-4, to take the victory in just under 2 hours and win his 3rd Miami Title.

Federer is enjoying an outstanding start to the season, and since returning from a 6-month lay-off, he has won the Australian Open and the Indian Wells.


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