Showing posts with label Miami Open. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Miami Open. Show all posts

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Federer vs Isner in Miami final

Roger Federer beats Denis Shapovalov
Federer vs Isner in Miami final

Roger Federer cruised into his fifth Miami Open final with an impressive 6-2 6-4 victory against Denis Shapovalov.

Federer was dominant in service and broke three times to set up a final with John Isner, who beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6(3) 7-6(4).

"I enjoyed it. I think I played very well. I had to," Federer told reporters. "Because I think when you let Denis play, he's got some serious power, and he gets rhythm going. He can really put you in uncomfortable situations.

"So I think I did well, and I'm very happy how I played."

Friday, March 29, 2019

Federer downs Anderson to reach Miami semi-finals

Federer downs Anderson to reach Miami semi-finals
Federer downs Anderson to reach Miami semi-finals

Roger Federer superbly cut Kevin Anderson down to size with a magical ATP and WTA Miami Open display to seal his spot in the semi-finals with a 6-0, 6-4 victory.

The Swiss came into the match with Anderson knowing the world number seven’s huge serve could be the difference at Hard Rock Stadium, just as it was in a dramatic five set, last eight encounter at Wimbledon won by the South African last summer.

Yet after a whirlwind first set, Federer had broken the Anderson serve three times and "bageled" his opponent, much to the delight of a packed house on center court who came to show their appreciation for the evergreen 37 year-old as he chases a fourth Miami title which would take his career tally to 101.

Shapovalov to meed Federer in Miami semis

Shapovalov to meed Federer in Miami semis
Shapovalov to meed Federer in Miami semis

Denis Shapovalov scored a 6-7(5) 6-4 6-2 win against Frances Tiafoe and advanced to the semifinals where he will play Roger Fedrer.

Shapovalov is one of two Canadian teenagers in the semis, with Felix Auger-Aliassime to play John Isner in the daytime, before Federer and Shapovalov face off under lights.

Shapovalov broke Tiafoe four times and could hardly stop smiling at the prospect of playing Federer.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Federer eases past Medvedev into Miami quarters

Federer eases past Medvedev into Miami quarters
Federer eases past Medvedev into Miami quarters

Roger Federer defeated Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-2 to book his spot in the quarter-finals at the 2019 Miami Open.

Federer can look back on dozens of brilliant performances and the Swiss maestro could add his ruthless fourth-round win over the red hot Russian to that list.

With 17 match wins, no player has had more success this year than the lanky Russian but Medvedev had no answers for a rampaging Federer, who needed just 61 minutes to reach the last eight, where he will take on towering sixth-seeded South African Kevin Anderson.

Isner advanced at Miami Open

Isner advanced at Miami Open
Isner advanced at Miami Open

John Isner beat Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 (1), 7-6 (5) to reach the quarterfinals of the Miami Open.

Isner and Bautista Agut stayed on serve into the tiebreaker of the first set, where the American cruised 7-1. The second set also stayed on serve into the tiebreaker, where Isner fell behind 3-0. He won four consecutive points from there, however, and finished off the match on Bautista Agut's serve.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Djokovic upset in 4th round at Miami Open

Djokovic upset in 4th round at Miami Open
Djokovic upset in 4th round at Miami Open

Roberto Bautista Agut upset Novak Djokovic 1-6 7-5 6-3 and advance to the quarter-finals of the Miami Open as the Spaniard claimed his second win over the Serb this year.

Djokovic blasted the 22nd seed off the court in the opening set but Bautista Agut grew more aggressive in the second, stepping in to take his second serves early and baiting his opponent into extended rallies.

The tide turned in Bautista Agut's favor in the third when, after both players exchanged service breaks, an uncharacteristically sloppy Djokovic sent a backhand wide to fall behind 4-2.

Shapovalov Survives Tsitsipas In Miami

Shapovalov Survives Tsitsipas In Miami
Shapovalov Survives Tsitsipas In Miami

Denis Shapovalov defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(3) at the Miami Open 2019.

“I knew Stefanos was going to be a tough match. I was ready for a long battle and, sure enough, it went the distance,” said Shapovalov. “I’m just happy with the way I controlled myself and the way I played today.”

The Canadian took the lead in their FedEx ATP Head2Head rivalry 2-1 and has won both of their hard-court matches. Shapovalov also picked up the second Top 10 win of his career, having previously defeated Rafael Nadal at the 2017 Coupe Rogers.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Federer moves into Round of 16 in Miami

Federer moves into Round of 16 in Miami

Roger Federer swept through his third-round match against Filip Krajinovic 7-5, 6-3 on Monday to advance to the round of 16 at the Miami Open in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Federer, seeded fourth, broke serve early in the second set and finished with 14 aces and 35 winners after struggling in his previous match, when he needed three sets to put away Moldova's Radu Albot.

Federer said he was happy with his performance against Krajinovic, a 27-year-old Serbian who reached the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., earlier this month.

Djokovic beats Delbonis in Miami

Djokovic beats Delbonis in Miami
Djokovic beats Delbonis in Miami

Novak Djokovic staved off a spirited challenge from Federico Delbonis for a 7-5 4-6 6-1 win in the third round of the Miami Open on Sunday.

Like Roger Federer the previous day, top seed Djokovic found it tough going against an unseeded opponent before prevailing in two hours in the Florida twilight.

Eighty-third ranked Delbonis, a left-hander with perhaps the highest ball toss in the game, took advantage of some Djokovic errors in the second set.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Chardy wins marathon opener at Miami Open

Chardy wins marathon opener at Miami Open
Chardy wins marathon opener at Miami Open

Jeremy Chardy outlasted Nicolas Jarry 6-7 (1), 6-2, 7-6 (5) as his quest for another lengthy run at the Miami Open began Thursday.

Chardy won 72 percent of his service points in the 2-hour, 34-minute affair. He only faced break point twice in the match while converting two breaks of his own.

Chardy rallied from 4-2 down in the third-set tiebreaker by winning four straight points before converting on his second attempt at match point.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Djokovic ready to play tennis not politics at Miami Open

Djokovic ready to play tennis not politics at Miami Open
Djokovic ready to play tennis not politics at Miami Open

Novak Djokovic dismissed any suggestion of friction with Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal as tennis politics spilled over to the Miami Open.

Tension between the three biggest names in men's tennis appeared on the rise after Djokovic, president of the ATP Player Council, rebuffed a request by Federer to meet during the BNP Paribas in Indian Wells earlier this month to discuss the future of ATP chairman Chris Kermode.

Despite a tenure which brought record prize money and growth, Kermode was ousted as ATP chief when players' representatives on the ATP Board failed to endorse an extension of the Englishman's contract.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Miami Open 2019 Main Draw

Miami Open 2019
Miami Open 2019 Main Draw

Djokovic N. (1) vs Bye
Tomic B. vs Berdych T.
Gojowczyk P. vs Delbonis F.
Bye vs Millman J. (32)

Bautista-Agut R. (22) vs Bye
Tipsarevic J. (PR) vs Klahn B.
Kukushkin M. vs Andreozzi G.
Bye vs Fognini F. (15)

Raonic M. (12) vs Bye
Marterer M. vs Fritz T.
Fabbiano T. vs Ivashka I.
Bye vs Edmund K. (19)

Pouille L. (25) vs Bye
Copil M. vs Ramos A.
Klizan M. vs (Q)
Bye vs Isner J. (7)

Thiem D. (3) vs Bye
Berrettini M. vs Hurkacz H.
(Q) vs (Q)
Bye vs Fucsovics M. (29)

Friday, March 15, 2019

Tsonga to play qualifying in Miami

Tsonga to play qualifying in Miami
Tsonga to play qualifying in Miami

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will play the qualifying tournament at the ATP Miami Masters as he works to build his ranking in the wake of injury.

Tsonga, who sank to 140th in the world after 2018 knee surgery, won his 17th ATP title in Montpellier in February then reached the quarter-finals in Rotterdam to rise to 118th in the rankings.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Video: How I Won The Miami Crown By John Isner

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Video: How I Won The Miami Crown By John Isner

John Isner relives the build up and the emotions of the week he won his first ATP Masters 1000 crown in Miami.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Video: James Blake Interview in Miami

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Video: James Blake Interview in Miami

ATP World Tour Uncovered presented by Peugeot delves into the new role of Miami Open presented by Itau Tournament Director James Blake, who tells Justin Gimelstob what it's like to run an event after retiring from the ATP World Tour.

Video: Miami Memories: Saying Farewell To Crandon Park

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Video: Miami Memories: Saying Farewell To Crandon Park

Justin Gimelstob of ATP World Tour Uncovered presented by Peugeot, looks back on memorable moments in the 32-year history of the Miami Open presented by Itau at Crandon Park.


Video: Isner Wins Miami 2018

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Video: Isner Wins Miami 2018

John Isner celebrates winning the Miami Open presented by Itau crown, his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title, in this Mo√ęt Moment.

Video: Story Of The 2018 Miami Open

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Video: Story Of The 2018 Miami Open

Relive all the drama and gripping moments from the 2018 Miami Open.

Video: Miami 2018 final highlights

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Video: Miami 2018 final highlights

Watch highlights as John Isner claims the biggest title of his career and his first at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 level by defeating Alexander Zverev at the Miami Open.

Video: Isner Miami final interview

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Video: Isner Miami final interview

John Isner discusses what it was like to win his maiden ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title at the Miami Open.