As big John Isner with his 2,08 meters is modest, the impact enormous Americans to have Swiss roots. When he came two weeks ago to Miami, he said: "I reckon that I'm going to defend my title." The probability of speaking bill: He had so far only one of his 100 Masters tournaments won – just, in Miami.
After the victory over the 18-year-old canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime Isner is now missing, but only is a success, and he had to defend his major title. Opponent in the final is today (19 CET), Roger Federer , could with Felix Shapovalov in the night of Saturday the second canadian young star scores-volume (6:4, 6:2).
I'm in the tie break strong in the head
The 33-year-old Isner is notorious for ten years as the "Lord of the aces" and one of the best serves ever. 11 394 pristine premium winner, he has already beaten, 98 of which are in the hard rock stadium, where the Miami Open is taking place for the first time.
Federer's Turnierskore is 38, overall, but it also stands at about 10 954 Assen. In Florida, Isner showed well but also another quality: Four of his five matches, he won with the Score of 7:6, 7:6, the fifth 7:5, 7:6.
"I'm in the tie-break here is quite calm and strong in the head. Undoubtedly, I have played in these moments, my best Tennis ," says Isner, who has been married for 2017 and, since September last year the father of a girl. The new family Situation has helped that he was quiet. "I always wanted a family, and it's Fun to have a child."
Federer leads in a duel with the as number 9 top-ranking Americans 5:2. Once he was set against Isner in a Masters final, which he won in Indian Wells seven years ago, 7:6, 6:2. Beaten he had to Bercy to give the 14-times tournament winner in 2012, in the Davis Cup in Fribourg, and in the last encounter, at the end of 2015 at the indoor tournament in Paris.
Federer is the first player with 50 Masters-Finals
The 100-times winners of the tournament took place after the difficult opener against Radu Albot (4:6, 7:5, 6:3) in Miami well into the tournament and has now won ten sets in a row – had to ride but not a single Tiebreak.
He has to be the first player to 50. Masters 1000 finals reached, on the 28. Title but he is waiting already for Shanghai, 2017 (Nadal stands at 33 titles, Djokovic at 32). The last three of these Finals have brought him defeats, the last one two weeks ago in Indian Wells against Dominic Thiem.
thanks to Miami has ousted Federer the Austrians of rank 4 in the world rankings. He should get his fourth title in Florida (2005/06/17), he would be in the "Race to London", the Year standings, even on the first rank to advance. "But it would be a joke if I would call the number 1 as the destination," he commented in Miami. "Djokovic has won tournaments the last three Grand Slam, he is far ahead."
Federer also showed against the 19-year-old Shapovalov is a tremendously solid performance with very few unerzwungenen errors. It will also be necessary today. Compared to ESPN, Federer, he games said to be happy to serve the giants. "It's like a penalty shoot-out in football, only that it is Tennis. On Sunday, I'm going to be the Goalie and try to get as many balls as possible to bring back." The Return was the last one of its Strengths. He managed 16 Breaks (Isner 5) and also less gebreakt (3/4). (Sunday newspaper)
Created: 31.03.2019, 18:40 PM