March 25, 2017 -- Miami, Florida


In their first ever meeting, Roger breezed passed up and coming American, Francis Tiafoe, in the second round of the Miami Open.


The American hung tight with the Swiss Maestro in the first set and played impressive tennis, staying on serve with Roger to take the first set to a tiebreaker. Roger used experience in his favor, clinched the tiebreak 7-2 and cruised into the second set.


After an early break from Tiafoe, Roger broke back and flipped the switch in the second set. He looked near perfect toward the end of the match and finished Tiafoe off in an aggressive fashion often finishing points out at the net.


The final score was 7-6 (2), 6-3 and it took just 72 minutes to clinch the win. 


Next up for Roger will be Juan Martin Del Potro.