Masterful Roger Federer seals title No 101 with Miami Open win over John Isner

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Roger Federer celebrates at Miami Open PA

Roger Federer had too much in his locker for defending champion John Isner at the Miami Open as he brushed aside the American to win the title for a fourth time.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner required just over an hour to beat Isner 6-1, 6-4 with his victory confirmed after he challenged a shot that went long, but was called in by the line official.

The 37-year-old took a mere 24 minutes to win the opening set as Isner, who struggled with injury, was let down by his usually reliable big serve.

The American put up a better fight in the second set and Federer only managed to get the break in the final game of the match as he sealed the victory on the second championship point.

“I’m so happy right now,” the Swiss said. “It’s great. To stand here after so many years is absolutely incredible.

“John is a great player, a great person. I’m so sorry for your foot but I’m positive for you it’s all good and you’ll be playing great tennis for the rest of the year.

“Thank you for so many years that you still come out and support. I was lucky enough to play every match on centre court and you guys were perfect.

“I had a blast. Of course, I hope I see you again next year.”

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