The quarter-final against Kevin Anderson, he is brilliant in 85 minutes, 6:0, 6:4 won, was at the Miami Open quickly no longer an issue to clear was the matter. Immediately, the focus was on Roger Federer semi-final, brings a delightful Premiere. For the first time, he hits on a Friday night (from midnight CET) on the canadian Denis Shapovalov, which together with his compatriots, Felix Auger-Aliassime (18) and Bianca Andreescu (18), the winner of Indian Wells, the currently strongest Teenage Trio of a country in the world of tennis. Auger Aliassime calls in the first semi-final earlier today, defending champion John Isner.
After Shapovalov had defeated in the quarter-final the American young star Frances Tiafoe 6:7, 6:4, 6:2 he enthused from the first duel with Federer. "Maybe I don't, or only vaguely see the other side", use a pair of sunglasses, so I joked him. More seriously he added that he was looking since his youth to Federer. "I'm glad I got a Chance to play against him here in the semi-final."
He had always tried to learn from Federer admits the left-hander from Toronto, will come to Miami for the first time in the Top 20. "I wanted to copy his game, especially the backhand, his aggressiveness and his power game. Roger was never afraid to stop his punches and the points at the net." He has eifert, and with great success. In April, a 20-year-old Shapovalov is already for the third Time in the semi-final of a Masters tournament, to Montreal in 2017 and Madrid in 2018. On a tournament win but he is waiting still.
"light-hearted and dangerous"
"The young do not have much experience, but they are light-hearted, and that makes them dangerous," said Federer. He likes that the young Generation always makes vehement noticeable, especially since it is him also sympathetic. "You are not only young, but also very good and nice guys." On his first encounter with Shapovalov he remembers well. "I trained with him a long time ago, when I was still together with Stefan Edberg. I warmed up for a game in Toronto, and then he came. He was about 16, 17, and, like today, it was a huge shock. I thought: Wow, this is amazing! Like as he is? And as good as he can be?" He had immediately had the feeling that Shapovalov belong on the professional tour.
the rise of the blonde canadian's not-too-quickly, it can take care of myself today.
Created: 29.03.2019, 17:35 PM