With his current game, Federer has what it takes to win Miami.
that time may be approaching mate. title #74 is closer to reality than some people realize.
he has only minor formalities to deal with: one is no-djok in the semis and the 2nd one may not happen. he may not have to face the clay warrior.
there is no way clay warrior is losing to him again. at least that is what i think. he took him out last year here 3 and 2 so he just has to get to the final and take his best shot.
i am 100% convinced that if fed plays his own game and is able to take care of his serve like he has been doing, he will sneak into the final.
bottom line: fed has the title as long as he doesnt have to deal with the clay warrior in the final.
so if fed snatches #74 here then i am predicting that he is good to go for 4-5 additional titles in 2012.
that will put him at 78-79 titles. he will then have 7-9 more years for his quest for 100.
impossible? no. its very do-able for him and i am here to suggest that he has to do this given his desire to stay in the sport. it will also be a good way to stay in the top 10.