Twenty-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer reserved special praise for Tasmanian coach David Macpherson during one of his many victory speeches.
The Launceston product coaches American World No. 9 John Isner, whom the Swiss champion beat 6-1, 6-4 in the final of the prestigious Miami Open.
"I'd like to congratulate Macca as well," Federer said on court after the final of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament.
"He was on our Davis Cup winning team back in 2014. You were fantastic and you're a great coach."
In 2014, Switzerland brought in Macpherson to coach Federer and Stan Wawrinka in the doubles rubber against Frenchmen Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet. The Swiss duo won the doubles rubber in straight sets and Switzerland won the final.
Macpherson said he was flattered by the acknowledgement from one of the game's all-time greats and said his Swiss role retained a cherished place among his career achievements.
"I was very moved that Roger so graciously acknowledged our time together in Lille," he said.
"Being part of that team with Roger remains one of the absolute best memories of my tennis life."
Last year in Miami, Macpherson guided Isner and doubles team Bob and Mike Bryan to the singles and doubles titles.
This year he led the Bryans to a successful title defence and steered Isner into the singles final.
The big-serving 6' 10" Isner also called out Macpherson during his runner-up speech. "My coach David in my opinion is the most underrated coach in the world, so thank you Macca for everything," Isner said.
The Bryan twins successfully defended their doubles title by downing Wesley Koolhof, of the Netherlands, and Stefanos Tsipsipas, of Greece, 7-5 7-6 in an extremely tight final.
"The boys were really fatigued after their epic semi-final win, but they somehow found the strength to come away with the title,'' Macpherson said.
"To fight off four set points in the second set tiebreaker was amazing - and earlier in the set, Bob had to win his serve from 0-40 when they were 2-3 down.''
Left-hander Bob Bryan has only recently returned to the sport's world circuit after undergoing hip replacement surgery.
"A doctor was cutting me open eight months ago and I wasn't sure I would make it back on tour,'' a jubilant Bob Bryan said after the win, which was the Americans' sixth Miami title, and their 118th tour-level title, an all-time record.