The surprising defeat of Swiss Roger Federer on Sunday in the second round of the Miami Masters 1000 returns Rafa Nadal to world number one . The Manacor will recover the scepter officially on Monday, April 2. Kokkinakis , 175 of the ATP, can boast of having dethroned one of the world, the current champion in Miami, the player in the shape of the circuit and do so after going up a set against, in a tiebreak of those in which the Swiss He usually imposes his experience and temperance.
Another Spaniard, Fernando Verdasco, will benefit from this result, as he will have to face a rival presumably more affordable than the Swiss in the third round, after winning his compatriot Guillermo García López 4-6, 6-0 and 6-2. Federer was superior in the first set, in which everything carried the script that can be expected when the winner of 20 Grand Slam titles faces a young man of 21 years, who paid that effect that often generates the Basel with a service efficiency of only 42%.
Kokkinakis had no choice against a Federer who needed 35 minutes to score the first set after breaking his rival’s service in the fourth game. But in the second, the Australian stood up to him. The youngster, who came from the previous round and beat Frenchman Calvin Hemery in the first round 6-1 and 6-2 , managed to save a break point at the start of the second set. And far from being inhibited by the world number one, which had the audience delivered, which delighted with a blow from the back that delighted the stands, the 21-year-old player took over the service of the Swiss in the fourth game and then he confirmed it, to be three points above (1-4).
Although Federer did run the Australian did not prevent the second set fell to the young man and was forced to play a third and disputed set, which lengthened 70 minutes and resolved in the tiebreak. But he was able to settle before, when in the sixth game of the third set the world number one missed two break options , but it was not and both maintained their serve until the final outcome. Federer, who came from losing a grueling final last week at Masters 1000 Indian Wells , found himself in an unexpected tie break and did so with a 2-0 defeat. He recovered from the ‘minibreak’ right away and drew 2-2 but in the eighth point he failed again and left Kokkinakis an initiative that he did not lose any more.