ATP Miami Final - Can Federer Extend His Recent Streak Over Nadal?

Tennis player Roger Federer

Joao Mourato

Sunday, April 2, 2017 1:49 PM GMT

Join our expert tennis capper for his ATP Miami Final analysis. Find out our top tennis pick for this Sunday's action and why you should place this valuable bet.

Roger Federer (4) vs. Rafael Nadal (5)

The two-time Miami Open champion – Roger Federer – continues his impressive run in 2017. After winning the BNP Paribas Open two weeks ago, Federer is just one victory away from completing the Sunshine Double for the first time since 2006. Despite his long absence due to injury, Roger is going through one of the best moments in his career at the age of 35. Looking now at Federer’s campaign on this event, the 18-time Grand Slam champion reaches this stage of the competition after an epic 7 – 6 6 – 7 7 – 6 win over Nick Kyrgios.

Despite his tremendous success on ATP Masters 1000 events, Rafael Nadal is still looking for his first career title in Miami. Known for his heavy topspin, the lower bouncing conditions in Key Biscayne are far from ideal for Nadal’s game style. However, the Spaniard couldn’t ask for a better draw in Miami with the world no.17 – Jack Sock – as the highest-ranked opponent on his path into this final.

These two players feature one of the greatest rivalries in history with Nadal winning 23 of their previous 36 meetings.

Despite Nadal’s lead on the h2h, Federer clearly holds the edge at the moment after his victories earlier this season in Melbourne and Indian Wells. Roger’s backhand is better than ever with Nadal unable to create any problems to the Swiss with his cross court forehand. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to follow the trend by adding Federer’s betting odds to lift the trophy in Miami to your betting picks as the best play for this final.

 

Free Tennis Pick: Roger Federer -134Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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