The Swiss veteran made another milestone achievement at the Hard rock stadium, Miami on Sunday. Federer had an uphill task as he faced defending champion John Isner, who had not lost a single set in the competition in the build up to the finals on Sunday. However, the world Number 5 made light work of the contest winning the match in just over an hour 6-1, 6-4.
The win had huge significance as it signalled the 101st ATP title for Federer who is now only 8 behind the all time men’s leader, Jimmy Connors with 109 titles to his name. Also it meant that Federer has been the only player so far, to win more than one title on the ATP tour in 2019 with 19 previous different winners for the 19 previous tournaments.
This win gives Federer a big confidence booster going into the clay court season after suffering a disappointing loss to Dominic Thiem at the finals of Indian Wells open earlier this year. John Isner had to take a break mid-way through the second set to receive treatment for a leg injury, but managed to evenrually finish the mach though he could do little in retaining his title.
BY BRYAN ODIGWE