Roger Federer's History In Miami
Roger Federer leaves the Miami Open presented by Itaú with plenty of momentum after capturing his fourth trophy at the event, also his 28th ATP Masters 1000 title. This was the 37-year-old Swiss' 18th appearance in the tournament.
- Federer defeated 2018 champion John Isner in straight sets in the final. The Swiss lost only one set in the entire tournament, coming in the first set of his opening-round match against Moldovan Radu Albot.
- Federer and Rafael Nadal’s first two FedEx ATP Head2Head meetings came in Miami, with Nadal emerging victorious from their first match in 2004. The Spaniard needed just 70 minutes to advance in straight sets.
- Federer has lost the first two sets in a best-of-five set tour-level final eight times. The only match he came back to win was the 2005 Miami final against Nadal.
- Federer has not competed in doubles in Miami since 2003. But that year, he partnered Belarusian Max Mirnyi to the title, dropping just one set en route to lifting the trophy.
- Miami is one of four Masters 1000 events that Federer has triumphed at three times or more. He has also done so in Indian Wells, Hamburg and Cincinnati.
Five Federer Stats From Miami
First Match: 1999, Kenneth Carlsen def. Federer 7-5, 7-6(4)
First Title: 2005, Federer def. Rafael Nadal 2-6, 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-1
Top 10 record : 11-5
6-0 Sets Won: 2
Most Recent Appearance: 2019
Federer arrived in Miami with plenty of momentum, having claimed his 100th tour-level trophy in Dubai and reached the championship match in Indian Wells. Despite losing the first set of his opener against Albot, Federer found some of his best tennis to dominate the rest of the tournament, winning 12 consecutive sets en route to his fourth Miami triumph.
Federer's run is just the second time he has lost only one set in Miami. He was not broken in the semi-finals against #NextGenATP Canadian Denis Shapovalov or the final against Isner.
Seed at the 2019 Miami Open presented by Itau: No. 4
Did You Know?
Federer has won three matches in final-set tie-breaks in Miami, with two of them coming in back-to-back battles in the 2017 quarter-finals (def. Berdych) and semi-finals (def. Kyrgios).