Tennis

Federer Battles Back To Beat Nadal and Win In Miami 2005

KEY BISCAYNE, FL - APRIL 03:  Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning the tie-break in the third set to force a fourth set during the men's final match against Rafael Nadal of Spain at the NASDAQ-100 Open at the Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 3, 2005 in Key Biscayne, Florida.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Aaron KumarSenior Writer IFebruary 9, 2010

Roger Federer went into the Miami Masters 2005 tournament as a heavy favourite for the title, despite the fact he had never won it before, he lost in the final to Andre Agassi in 2002. Federer duly reached the final with the minimum of fuss where he would face the talented young Spaniard Rafael Nadal. Ironically Nadal had won the pairs only previous match which was also in Miami the year before in straight sets 6-4 6-4. Nadal raced into a 2 sets to love lead and appeared to be on course for a stunning victory against the world number 1. Federer managed to pull the 3rd set back by winning it on a tiebreaker, from that point onwards the Swiss maestro had the momentum as he won the 4th set to level the match at 2 sets all. The world number 1 sealed the match winning it 6-2 in the to clinch an epic triumph and seal his 1st title in Miami.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices