Roger Federer defeats Rafael Nadal to clinch 2017 Miami Open Men's Singles title

Apr 3, 2017 13:07 IST

Roger Federer Wins 2017 Miami OpenRoger Federer on 2 April 2017 outclassed Spain’s Rafael Nadal to win the 2017 Miami Open Men's Singles title.

Eighteen-time Grand Slam champion defeated Nadal in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 to win his third Miami Open title.

About Roger Federer

Born on 8 August 1981, Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player.

At present, he is ranked world No. 4 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

He turned professional in 1998.

From October 2002 to November 2016, he continuously ranked in the top 10.

He held the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a total of 302 weeks.

He has won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, the most in history for a male tennis player.

In majors, he has won seven Wimbledon titles, five Australian Open titles, five US Open titles and one French Open title.

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About Miami Open

The Miami Open is an annual tennis tournament for men and women.

The tournament is also known as the Miami Masters.

It is an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event on the men's tour and a Premier Mandatory event on the women's tour, played on hard courts.

In 2010, a record 300000 visitors attended matches at the 12-day Sony Ericsson Open, making it one of the largest tennis tournaments outside the four Majors. In 2011, 316,267 visitors attended the Open.

The 2017 Miami Open Women's Singles title was won by United Kingdom’s Johanna Konta.

Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo won the 2017 Miami Open Men’s Doubles title.

Gabriela Dabrowski and Xu Yifan won the 2017 Miami Open Men’s Doubles title.

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