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Federer defeats Isner to win singles title at Miami Open

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Roger Federer defeated defending champion John Isner in straight sets to win the men’s singles title at the Miami Open on Sunday.

Federer won the match -- his fourth Miami crown -- 6-1, 6-4 in just 64 minutes. This is Federer’s 101st career singles title. The 37-year-old world number five broke in the opening game and took the first set in 24 minutes.

Seventh seed Isner had treatment on his left foot at 4-3 down in the second set but the match was soon brought to its conclusion as Federer improved his overall record against the angular, 6ft 10in (2.08m) American to six wins in eight matches.

Federer claimed his 100th title last month with a victory over Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in the Dubai Championship. Since his first title as a 19-year-old, Federer has won at least one trophy in every season since with at least four titles in 16 of the past 18 seasons, including a record 20 grand slam crowns.

He is just the second man -- after American Jimmy Connors, who claimed 109 titles -- to reach 100 tournament wins, a run he started in 2001 in Milan.