Archive for March 2019

Mar/19

31

Federer vs Isner Miami Open Final

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John Isner won their last meeting four years ago, saving a match point in Paris, but Roger Federer leads the overall head to head 5-2. Isner enters the court first, but Andrew Krasny gives his introduction of Roger Federer just a little more animation and elongation...Rogerrrrrrrrr Federerrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!! Continue to read full article...

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Mar/19

31

Miami Open Final Federer Hit With Zane Khan

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Roger Federer opted to take a morning hit before his final today with John Isner against 17 year old American Zane Khan. Federer focused on baseline hitting, serving and returns, instructing Khan to serve to his backhand, forehand and body serves. Khan was positioned about four feet inside the baseline. Continue to read full article...

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Mar/19

30

My Very Mini Biofile with Miami Open Champ Ash Barty

By Scoop Malinowski Ash Barty scored the biggest singles win of her WTA career today, besting Karolina Pliskova 76 63. The 22 year old Aussie was in great spirits after her glorious triumph and even answered three Biofile question in her post match press conference. Continue to read full article...

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Mar/19

30

Miami Open 2019 a Big Success

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The general feeling among fans and media and players are that the new Miami Open venue at Hard Rock Stadium next to Calder Racetrack and Casino just off the Florida Turnpike has been a resounding success. There were a few Key Biscayne hardcores who rejected this new venue initially but after a few days, they changed their tune. Having become familiar with the grounds and their favorite destinations, they like the new Miami Open. Continue to read full article...

Mar/19

29

Federer Adores Shapovalov and Felix

By Scoop Malinowski This week's astounding emergence of the Canadian teenager double threats Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov has not only dazzled the tennis world, but also the King himself Roger Federer. Continue to read full article...

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Mar/19

29

Felix Gets Isnerized at Miami Open

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By Scoop Malinowski A year ago John Isner entered the Miami Open fresh off an Indian Wells doubles title but an ice cold singles slump which he miraculously remedied by beating Jiri Vesley in the second round on grandstand. I saw this match and saw a slumping Isner looking fatigued and spiritless at the start of the second set but some crowd cheers from Harry Cicma, exhorting the big American on with "Cmon Isner", "Let's Go Bulldog", Cmon Georgia" resulted in a spark which propelled Isner to a three set win and subsequently the title, a thrilling final win vs Alexander Zverev. Continue to read full article...

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Mar/19

28

Dan’s Press Conference Question To Roger Federer

Dan has asked Roger Federer many questions over the years at pro tennis press conferences, provoking responses that have run the gamut to warm to cool, but his question after the Medvedev match at Miami Open was one of the best responses he's ever collected. Q. You used that chip forehand slice approach a number of times today, and the backhand seemed to have a tough time. These guys who are 6'4", 6'5" and taller, do you find you personally are using those chip and slice shots more to give them trouble? Continue to read full article...

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Mar/19

28

Federer’s Pitch Perfect Match

Under the sign in the Hard Rock Stadium here in Miami referring to the Miami Dolphins: "Super Bowl 1972 Perfect Season Team 17-0" at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Roger Federer played the near perfect match yesterday in advancing to the Miami Open quarterfinals with a 6-4, 6-2, 61-minute trouncing of Danil Medvedev, the Russian 13th seed. Continue to read full article...

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Mar/19

27

Miami Open Stories

Prakash Armritraj is here working as the Tennis Channel's roving reporter. He's a former ATP top 100 pro who once reached the finals of Newport, and his dad Vijay was a legendary former top 10 star from India who even had a small role in the James Bond movie Octopussy with Roger Moore. Continue to read full article...

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Mar/19

26

Djokovic Contemplates His Successor

Q. Federer, Nadal, you took tennis to a higher level. The next guys out there, do you have any idea who he is? And if you do, would you say it? NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I mean, you already know the names of a couple names like Felix and Denis, as well. I mean, a couple of Canadian young stars that are really bold and courageous on the court and playing some great tennis. You know, we're gonna have a shift. Obviously Zverev leads the way of young guys. Don't know who else. I mean, there are a couple of young guys like Hurkacz, the Polish guy. It's great. We need that. We need new faces in tennis. I think the tennis future is bright. Continue to read full article...

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