Friday, April 5, 2019

Murray returns to court after hip surgery

Murray returns to court after hip surgery

Andy Murray has returned to a tennis court two months after undergoing hip resurfacing surgery.

Murray, who has not played competitively since his first round exit at the Australian Open in January, said last month he could possibly play at Wimbledon as he was now pain free after the surgery.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Federer wins Miami for 101st career title

Federer wins Miami for 101st career title
Federer wins Miami for 101st career title

Roger Federer defeated a hobbling John Isner 6-1 6-4 for his 101th career title at the Miami Open on Sunday.

Holder Isner struggled to continue late in the second set, hampered by pain in his left foot.

Federer, who won his fourth Miami title, broke Isner three times in a blazing opening set.

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.