Roger Federer plays on Sunday, his fourth title in Miami. The Basel expressed in the semi-final against 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov no problems and won in 82 minutes 6:2, 6:4.
The first match against his great Idol was not for Shapovalov at all. The canadian Teenager, who will move in on Monday for the first Time in the Top 20 in the world rankings, played inconsistent. Again and again he showed how much pressure he can generate with the Forehand. But more often, he strung together something inexplicable unforced errors, which made it Federer's easy to control the Match. The first Breaks in the two sets gave Shapovalov with errors, literally.
Only once the game had can tilt
Federer played outstandingly well focused, precise and tactically. He varied his punches well, gave Shapovalov little angle and often went into the back of the hand of the young lefties of the founder, its clearly weaker bottom-line impact. Only once, at the very beginning of the second sentence, would have been able to tilt the match, as Federer had to fend off two break-balls, the only two of the whole lot. Otherwise, Federer was in a private Service with only eight given points untouchable.
HOW?!@Roger Federer's hands are out of this world ????#Miami open pic.twitter.com/BU7g6zJwvj— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) 29. March 2019
The veteran showed the emerging Teenager clear of the limits. In an Interview after the Match Federer said, the duels against the young are especially motivating. He had explained to his daughters in front of the semi-final, and that Shapovalov was not even born when he gave the Tour of his debut. For the first time ever, the Swiss played against a player Born in 1999 - 20 years after he had won against a player with Born in 1965 (Gianluca Pozzi).
Final against the title holders
In his 50. Masters-1000 Final meets Federer on Sunday (19: 00 Swiss time) on a seasoned professional, the 33-year-old defending champion John Isner. The 2.08 m big Americans won on the road in be 27. ATP final, all ten of the disputed sentences, nine of them after the Tiebreak. To Federer a "service storm", which makes him not fear him and also the anticipation of the Final't spoils waiting. He was looking forward to the game. It was a bit like in football when a penalty shoot-out, said Federer with a smile: "I am the Goalie and attempts to reach as many balls."
The seventh and to date last duel with Isner dates back some three and a half years. At the time, the Texan came to one of two Victories against the Swiss. The second success celebrated Isner, 2012, in the Davis Cup in Fribourg, in the hall (on the Sand). What is remarkable is that Federer did in that Match, a Break, otherwise, he brought in all the matches against Isner in his Service always, but there's no guarantee of success, as the 6:7, 6:3, 6:7 in the last meeting in Paris is proof of this. (dho/sda)
Created: 30.03.2019, 02:18 PM