Roger Federer of Switzerland defeated the defending champion John Isner 6/1, 6/4 to win his fourth Miami Masters and reach a career tally of 101 titles.
The debutant at the event, however, was Canada’s 18-year old Felix Auger-Aliassime, who played his way from the qualifying round for an impressive run to the semi-finals.
Following Austrian, Dominic Thiem’s title victory over Federer in Indian Wells Masters and Denis Shapovalov’s semi-final showing in Miami, the next generation players are now stamping their presence in the big tournaments.
Isner had served his way through six matches, winning tie breakers sets in all but one. Before the final match, Federer expressed concerns about the Isner serve. At the onset of the final match, however, Isner’s weapon did not register and he lost his serve in the opening game of the first set. Feeder held his serves and took the set 6-1 in 25 minutes.
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