Roger Federer picked up his third title of 2017 on Sunday, beating Rafael Nadal in straight sets to claim the Miami Open and continue his sensational resurgence. The Swiss great beat his Spanish rival for a third time this season and fourth in succession, needing just two breaks of serve and 94 minutes to claim his 91st career title and with it, a 26th Masters crown thanks to a 6-3 6-4 victory in Florida.
In what might have been the most important tennis match in history, Roger Federer made an emphatic case for the title of greatest male player ever. Federer won a heart-stopping and bruising Australian Open final Sunday night, defeating Rafael Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. On Federer's second match point, he finished it with a forehand winner on the line that was challenged by Nadal and -- after an awkward but thrilling pause -- upheld by replay.
In just a matter of days, Novak Djokovic went from toiling in an error-strewn existence to Mr. Clean. The world No. 1 held off a late charge from Roger Federer, winning 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the Australian Open final once again.