miami open 2019 : The 2019 Miami Open men’s singles took place Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.The 2019 Miami Open is a current professional men and women’s tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts that started on March 18, 2019 and ends on March 31, 2019.The 2019 Miami Open continued Wednesday, with the tournament action heating up as the championship round inched closer
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The 2019 Miami Open men’s singles semifinals took place Friday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.Defending champion John Isner faced off with 18-year-old Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime. Auger-Aliassime has been one of the biggest stories of the tournament, dispatching of 29th-seeded Marton Fucsovics, 17th-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili and 11th-seeded Borna Coric en route to the semifinals.
In the other half of the draw, Roger Federer matched up with another Canadian, Denis Shapovalov. It’s the first time Federer and Shapovalov opposed one another at an ATP Tour event.Here are the scores from the men’s semifinals and recaps of the two matches.Auger-Aliassime’s underdog run ended Friday as he dropped back-to-back tiebreakers in a straight-set defeat at the hands of Isner.
Auger-Aliassime earned the match’s first service break in the opening set, which helped him build a 5-3 lead on Isner. Even after Isner held to make it 5-4, Auger-Aliassime had an opportunity to serve out the set. The heavy-hitting American broke back to tie the set at five and eventually set the stage for the tiebreaker.
Isner and Auger-Aliassime went back and forth through the first six points and were deadlocked at three. Then Isner reeled off four straight points to claim the set.The second set played out much as the first did, with the teenager again letting Isner back in the set when he was a game away from securing it.
Auger-Aliassime never led in the tiebreak. He fell behind 3-1 and then 5-2. Isner secured the victory with his 21st ace of the match.Isner hasn’t dropped a set all tournament, with his big serve propelling him to the final. It may not be enough to get past Federer in the final after the Swiss rolled through Shapovalov.Shapovalov provided a helping hand early on. He was a mess on serve and committed 20 unforced errors in the opening set.
As his opponent struggled, Federer’s confidence grew. The 20-time Grand Slam winner broke Shapovalov twice and jumped out to a 5-1 lead.
Roger Federer swept into the ATP final of the Miami Open on Friday, downing Canadian teen Denis Shapovalov 6-2 6-4 to book a title clash with defending champion John Isner.
The win sees Federer move through to the final of an ATP Masters 1000 level final for the 50th time — becoming the first man to reach half a century of Masters finals.It also puts him back ahead of Rafael Nadal, who has made a Masters final 49 times.The record appeared to take Federer by surprise and it exposed just how impressive and decisive his win over the 18-year-old was.
Federer revealed in his post-match interview that he received a less than flattering response from one of his children when explaining to them that Shapovalov was not yet born when he first burst onto the ATP Tour.“I told my daughters before I walked out that [Shapovalov] wasn’t even born yet when I played on the pro tour,” he said.
The 37-year-old continues to defy father time and logic as he wiped the court with the unfortunate Canadian.Federer produced a masterclass at Hard Rock Stadium to leave up-and-coming star Shapovalov, who grew up idolising the Swiss legend, chasing shadows during a difficult first set.
The Canadian enjoyed some better moments towards the end of the second, but it wasn’t enough to dislodge the three-time Miami champion, who now has a chance to land his 101st career crown after missing out in Indian Wells where he lost to Dominic Thiem in the final.
Federer will play John Isner, who lifted the 2018 title, in Sunday’s final after the American beat Shapovalov’s friend and compatriot Felix Auger-Aliassime in straight-sets in Friday’s other semi-final.
“The long first game helped me get a read on his serve and I came out of the blocks well,” said Federer, the number four seed, who hit 30 winners with just eight coming from his opponent’s racket.“I made some minor adjustments and I was happy with my variations. I know what to expect when I play John, he’s got an amazing serve so it’s going to be tough for sure.
The Canadian displayed understandable nerves early on, a struggle with his first serve proving as much in a 10 minute opening game which he eventually won.Yet it didn’t settle him down and when another horribly loose backhand flew long, Federer pocketed a vital early break for 2-1.
Shapovalov hit 14 unforced errors in the opening four games and when the 37-year-old Federer was handed another break after a double-fault, the world number 23 trudged back to his chair with his head bowed.The first set was over in just 35 minutes, with Federer winning 88% of points on his first serve.Federer handed Denis Shapovalov a tennis lesson in their semi-final.