Exactly about 61 days ago, Federer met Nadal at the Australian Open finals to much fanfare. It was the phenomenal game it was expected to be. It was the meeting of giants it was expected to be.
Of course, it was Federer who took that game. But it looks like Nadal will have his chance to make up for that loss, sooner than expected, now at the Miami Open 2017.
The stats are stacked and it looks like we’re in for another thriller. Federer is in the game after having recently scored the Indian Wells title and then, now, having beat Nick Kyrgios, in a 7-6 (11-9) 6-7 (9-11) 7-6 (7-5) game, he’s set to play Nadal at the Miami Open finals.