Roger Federer’s dream 2017 season continues as he wins Miami Open over old rival Rafael Nadal
Roger Federer fans don’t have to wake up from their dream. Our favorite tennis player on the planet Earth continued his stupendous 2017 season on Sunday by beating Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the Miami Open. It is the 91st title of Federer’s career and third this year. He also won the BNP Parabis Open in Indian Wells two weeks ago and the Australian Open in January. It was not only Federer’s fourth consecutive win over Nadal, it was the first time any player has beaten the Spanish superstar that many consecutive times. “The dream continues,” Federer said during the trophy presentation. “What a start to the year. Can’t believe it.”
Federer, 35, wants to give his body a chance to recover over the next two months before the three grand slam championships that come in quick succession. That means he will not likely play any clay court tournaments until the French Open in late May. He won in Paris in 2009 and has been runner-up four other times.
“I’m not 24 anymore so things have to change in a big way and I probably won’t play any clay court events except the French. I need a rest, my body needs healing. I need time to prepare,” Federer says. “That’s why this break coming into clay court season and focusing everything on the French, the grass (Wimbledon) and then the hardcourts (U.S. Open) is going to be the key to me.”