Sport never seizes to amaze. It gives you stories that even the best writers couldn’t even dare to fathom. And probably that is why tons of people invest so much time, energy, money and emotion to follow sport in the truest possible way. Roger Federer’s comeback story has to be of the most romantic of all stories that have ever been written, a 35 year old who was all but written off by everyone, coming back and beating his arch nemesis thrice to claim 3 huge tournaments in a span of 3 months. It’ just incredible how champions find a way back when you least expect them to, maybe it is just too hard for mere mortals to understand how all this functions.
Nadal has is living a fairty tale of his own, featuring in multiple finals and knocking on the door of a top 4 ranking. And while all his life he has had an upper hand over Federer, 2017 just seems to be taking a revenge on all those bygone times. He hasn’t been able to get past Federer, and by the looks of it it just seems that Federer has worked out the best possible way to tackle Nadal(and his demons).
The Miami Open final was touted as probably that moment in the season where it all comes to a standstill for the high flying Federer, but while all of us were sitting here speculating, Federer was planning yet another siege into the Nadal territory.
The first set was all about closely contested service games, with Federer finally breaking Nadal in the 8th game to serve out the set. The rallies were fierce, the games incredibly tight, but Federer just found that extra gear that was needed at the business end of the set.
The second set was completely opposite to the first one, with games being shorter, as service games were being comfortably held. But once again Federer found that extra oomph in the final stages of the set to close out the match 6-3, 6-4.
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