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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!!

Federer is wearing white shorts and mint shirt and headband by UniQlo while Isner has a white red and blue Fila combo and the white hat on backwards.

Isner saves two break points in the first game but then a Fed inside out forehand pass and a wild Isner inside out forehand miss, gives Roger the first break 1-0. I’m going out now to view from the stadium and collect observations from the being among the crowd which is by far the biggest I’ve seen on stadium all tournament but there are plenty of open seats…

Comfortable hold for Federer, 2-0.

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  • Scoop Malinowski · March 31, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Fed wins first set in 24 minutes. Fed looks as good as ever. Isner looks tired, sore and injured – blisters?

  • Scoop Malinowski · March 31, 2019 at 2:14 pm


  • Hartt · March 31, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    That was a sad way for the match to end, with Isner’s injury. Commies wondered if it could be a fracture in his foot, he was obviously in a lot of pain. But props to John for finishing the match rather than retiring close to the end.

    Fed in that first set was in total Maestro mode. He is so much fun to watch when he plays at that level.

  • Scoop Malinowski · March 31, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Isner seemed to be hand signaling in the second to last game he was done but yes he did finish it out, like a warrior. He’s one of the most fierce competitors in tennis.

  • catherine · April 1, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Moving on from Miami – interesting to see the draws in WTA Charleston (clay) and Monterrey (hard). Sloane S back in Charleston, she skipped last year, which suggests she’s serious about clay court preparation. A strong draw otherwise. Monterrey has Muguruza, Azarenka and Kerber top seed, which might suggest Angie’s not too bothered about clay. I don’t believe the story that she’s aiming for Roland Garros this year. She just wants a title. Less attention in Monterrey as well.

  • Scoop Malinowski · April 1, 2019 at 9:12 am

    Charleston has another stacked draw as always. Must attend that soon as I hear it’s a fantastic event. It has been there forever too, since the 70s I believe, in S Carolina. Cici Bellis update, she was in Miami for sponsor work for Advocare. Still not playing. Three surgeries on her wrist.



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