Miami Open Tennis 2019 : The Miami Open known as the Miami Masters and part of the Sunshine Double, is an annual tennis 2019 tournament for men and women now held at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Before 2019, the tournament was held on hard Miami Open courts at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne Florida.
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Roger Federer might make a mistake later this week at the Miami Open presented by Itau, but he hardly did on Thursday night against Kevin Anderson.The three-time Miami champion had everything on full display during his 6-0, 6-4 rout against the sixth seed and looks like the man to beat heading into the final weekend of the ATP Masters 1000 tournament.
Federer brought the cheeky net skills, the crafty slices from side to side and the attacking mindset, and it was all far too much for Anderson, who couldn’t replicate his 2018 Wimbledon comeback and fell to 1-6 in his FedEx ATP Head2Head series against the 27-time Masters 1000 champion.
The 37-year-old Federer moved into his seventh Miami semi-final and 65th final four at a Masters 1000 event. Next, instead of an experienced veteran like the 32-year-old Anderson, he’ll meet someone who spent his childhood watching the Swiss in 19-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov. In the other semi-final, defending champion and seventh seed John Isner, 33, will meet 18-year-old qualifier Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada.
It doesn’t feel that different to when I played Rafa when he was super young, or anybody. Any teenager you play, once I think you’re 23, feels different to playing anybody else, because they come out there, and they might not know all the plays down to the T yet, but they don’t have to, because they just free-swing sometimes, and that makes it particularly dangerous,” Federer said.
“I have always enjoyed playing against teenagers. I think it’s very exciting because of that. It’s an exciting draw, for John and for myself here, playing these young guys. They are not just young, but they are very good, as well. They are nice guys. It should be hopefully good semi-finals.”
It will be the first FedEx ATP Head2Head meeting between Shapovalov and Federer. The left-hander came back from a set down for the third time this tournament to win a #NextGenATP battle against 21-year-old American Frances Tiafoe 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-2. Both players have competed at the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan.
The quarter-final had an ominous start for Anderson, who served first. The South African looked unnerved and overhit a backhand long to hand Federer the break.
Coming into the match, he had been broken only three times (34/37) against Spain’s Jaume Munar, Portugal’s No. 1 Joao Sousa and Jordan Thompson of Australia. But Federer would break Anderson that many times in the opening set alone.
Federer landed only 38 per cent of his first serves, but he defended his second serve without problems. Anderson recovered from the 26-minute opening set and the 0-6, 0-2 deficit, breaking Federer to get back on serve at 3-3 in the second.
But the pressure mounted once more at 4-4, and, after a marathon 14-minute game, Federer showed off his craftiness once more. The Swiss cut a slice return to Anderson’s forehand wing that he lunged for and hit, but missed wide, and Federer had his fifth and final break.
In what is usually one of his most successful stretches of the season, top-ranked Novak Djokovic fell short of expectations for the second time this month, losing, 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, to No. 22 Roberto Bautista Agut in the fourth round of the Miami Open on Tuesday afternoon.
After gaining a foothold in the match early in the second set, Bautista Agut endured a 40-minute rain delay before drawing level. After breaking for a 3-1 advantage, Bautista Agut dropped his serve but then broke Djokovic again immediately, extending his lead to 5-2 before the two traded holds to finish the match.
“The key of the match was at the beginning of the second set, no?” Bautista Agut said. “If I wanted to win the match, I had to be very close at the score. Otherwise Novak, when he gets an advantage, he plays really aggressive.”
Indeed, Djokovic had never previously lost a match at the Miami Open after winning the first set, a string of 41 matches.Czech Pliskova, 27, won nine straight games, and 10 of the last 11, to fight back from 5-3 down in the first set.
Halep would have topped the rankings if she had reached the final but Naomi Osaka will stay as world number one.Fifth seed Pliskova will meet Australia’s Ashleigh Barty in the final after she beat Anett Kontaveit.
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Barty, 22, reached the biggest final of her career by winning 6-3 6-3, breaking the Estonian’s serve on five occasions on a rain-interrupted day in Miami.
“It was a very long day, I know we had to wait around but it was an opportunity to drink some coffee and watch the golf so I was relaxed,” she said.
“When I came out I was ready for business. I didn’t start well but I was able to reset and do what I had to do.”Pliskova’s win over Halep had to be stopped twice because of rain, including when the Czech was leading 7-5 5-0.”It wasn’t easy waiting for so long but I managed to stay aggressive,” said Pliskova after their 1am finish.