Despite his age and all the doubts, Roger Federer proved that his magic is still present. One of the most dominant players ever, won the Miami Open defeating John Isner in the finals. The result was 6-1, 6-4 for the Swiss.
The tournament in Florida was the second of the season from the Masters 1000 series.
With this title, FedEx reached his 101st trophy in career and 28th from the Masters series. He quickly dismantled last year’s champion, who had a lot of troubles with his left foot injury. Though that is not the only reason why Isner lost. Federer was in the mood for playing, and he demonstrated that in the first set, when he swept the American who didn’t have any idea how to stop the 37-year old.
What was especially impressive was Federer’s serve. The Swiss won 32 of 35 points when he had the first strike. During the opening set, he dropped just one point on his serve.
The second set saw Isner putting a bit more resistance, but when he called for a medical timeout at 4-3 for Federer, it was clear that he can’t compete with his rival. The American managed to tie the result to 4-4, but that was all from him today.
Federer finished the job in 64 minutes.
With this title, Roger is just eight titles behind the all-time leading Jimmy Connors. This was his 4th title in Miami, and the only two guys who have more trophies than him are Novak Djokovic and Andre Agassi, with 6 each.
When looking at his Masters’ trophies, this was the first one since 2017 and Shanghai, which is a long period for such a player.
He also became the first player who won two titles in 2019, adding this after the one from Dubai. It was FedEx’s third straight finals, and the only loss was last week in Indian Wells, against Dominic Thiem. Federer is 18-2 since the start of the season,
The Swiss will go up to the fourth place in the ATP rankings starting Monday, while on the other hand, Isner will fall to place No.10.
Monaco is the next destination for all the top tennis players, as the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters starts in two weeks time.