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Such victories I'm most proud of

The first big Surprise of the Miami Open, the ATP-Final-winner Alexander Zverev (ATP 3) against the 36-year-old David Ferrer (ATP 155), located on its Abschiedstournée. The Spaniard played against the German big-and won – obviously to his own surprise– 2:6, 7:5, 6:3. Very little had was missing previously, and also crowd favorite Roger Federer would be excreted against a player like Ferrer only 1.75 m tall, in contrast to this, but so far, even for insiders is hardly a term.

The man called Radu Albot, of Moldova, and is to write the tennis history of his country. He won in Delray Beach as the first player from his country, an ATP tournament, and as the number 46, he is classified now better than ever. The 29-Year-old still had to be in Miami by the qualification. How dangerous he is, he showed Federer in the first Game: He breakte the 20-times Grand Slam winner right from the start, and because of this left out in the second Game of four break balls, he should be feeding off of this ledge for a long time.

"The first five minutes took me arg is in trouble," said Federer, after he won in 2:09 hours still 4:6, 7:5, 6:3 and the audience frenetically celebrated. "Such victories I can be most proud of. It is a combat power. If you are good to play and win, it is to be expected. You play bad and lose, there are also. But if you don't play so well and figure out a way, these are the most beautiful victories."

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no one him some blame, he would be in Miami as in the previous year (against Thanasi Kokkinakis) in the first appearance excreted. However, as he braced himself against the enthusiastic so the audience at the rock stadium, they even began to applaud errors of the Challenger. With his first Break, Federer won after 84 minutes in the second set. But in the third he was in Distress. In the case of 3:3, he had to fend off a double fault for a break – ball-what he was irresistible to the final sprint, almost no points lost and a Ball high into the Round hit, as the victory was a fact.

Cryptic said the three-time Miami winner, then gentle criticism of the new venue for the second Masters 1000 tournament of the year takes place for the first time in the modified stadium of the NFL club Miami Dolphins. "Because of the Size and the Ventilation there is always a noise, which is unusual for us. In the Tennis to fall normally hear a pin drop." The sound, as the opponent strikes the Ball, players like him already, and the important information that is lost by the noise of carpet.

Federer recognized but also the benefits of the new system. "The huge stadium with the big roof, there is almost no Wind and no sunlight." On the island of Key Biscayne of these factors were still very present. "The tournament reminds me a lot more to the US Open. Everything is huge, completely different than the one in Key Biscayne, where you didn't have a square inch of space for you." Something disturbing he feels, however, that to see in the TV images often empty seats are not, but can't be sold at all, because of them from the tennis court is visible.

The continuation of the tournament for him now to some extent promising. With Stan Wawrinka's conqueror Filip Krajinovic (ATP 103) he meets on Monday at an opponent, he knows and knows what to expect. Against the Serbs, he leads 2:0, where he had to be in Basel in 2018 against him over three sets(6:2, 4:6, 6:4). "Against Albot, I was often unsure of how I should play. But this game gave me many clues." And because he also pursued, such as Wawrinka who seemed to be physically handicapiert (but not specifically wanted to talk to), the Serbs lost, he can look to the next tournament now to some extent. A tournament in addition to Zverev, also Indian Wells-winner Dominic Thiem, as well as for women, Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka lost. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 24.03.2019, 05:50 PM

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