ADVERTISEMENT

Federer fights back to avoid upset in Miami

Roger Federer

Roger Federer rallied from a set down to beat Moldovan surprise package, Radu Albot, in a stuttering start to the 20-times Grand Slam champion’s Miami Open campaign on Saturday.

Federer, beaten by Dominic Thiem in last week’s BNP Paribas Open final, smashed 14 aces and broke Albot twice to advance to the third round 4-6 7-5 6-3.

ADVERTISEMENT

But it was far from plain sailing for the 37-year-old against the world number 46 in the match which lasted two hours and 10 minutes.

ADVERTISEMENT

After dropping the first set, Federer broke Albot while leading 6-5 in the second with a backhand volley winner.

ADVERTISEMENT

Albot could not convert a break point in the deciding set tied at 3-3, and the Swiss took command from there to wrap up the match.

Three-times Miami champion, Federer, finished with 38 winners but had to overcome 41 unforced errors to defeat Albot, who earned an ovation from the crowd for his efforts. (NAN)

Dear Esteemed reader,

As part of our drive to keep improving the content of our newspaper, we are conducting a readership survey to enable us serve you better.

Kindly take two minutes of your time to fill in this questionnaire.

Thank you for your time. Click here to begin

Download Daily Trust News App

Get it on Google Play
Share this article

BREAKTHROUGH NATURAL CURE FOR PROSTATE ISSUES IN JUST 15 DAYS!!!

You Can Prevent PROSTATE CANCER!!!

Your PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT Is REVERSIBLE!!!

Don't Let It Threaten You!

To SHRINK And NORMALIZE Your PROSTATE Within 15 Days Without Surgery Or Chemical Drugs, Click Here!!! Order Now! Limited Stock Available!!!

Join us on


Share your story with us: 08189301900 (Whatsapp and SMS only) Email: dtonline@dailytrust.com

Complain about a story or Report an error and/or correction: +2348189301900

DISCLAIMER: Comments on this thread are that of the maker and they do not necessarily reflect the organizations stand or views on issues.