Roger Federer, 37, is currently performing at the top of his game after winning the Miami Open last weekend and there is one stat that will have Jimmy Connors concerned about his current career titles record.
The Swiss star stormed to victory in Florida in straight sets against John Isner. The triumph was Federer’s 101st career title meaning he is now within touching distance of tennis legend Jimmy Connors all-time record of 109.
Pundit Matt Roberts thinks Federer is making a habit of destroying his opponents early on.
“It’s such a feature for Roger Federer at the moment, fast starts,” he told The Tennis Podcast.
“I think I read that 11 of his last 12 wins have been inside an hour and a half. He’s just flying through matches and he did it against two massive servers in Anderson and Isner in the final.
“You were thinking ‘their best bet is to get this into a tie break and make it close.’ But Federer just broke them, the first game both times.
“That just shows how he wasn’t needing to play himself into a match, his form was just right there by the end of the tournament.”