2019 Miami - ATP Masters 1000 - General Discussion

Who will win the Miami Open?

  • Novak Djokovic

    Votes: 24 36.4%
  • Rafael Nadal

    Votes: 5 7.6%
  • Roger Federer

    Votes: 14 21.2%
  • Alexander Zverev

    Votes: 3 4.5%
  • Kevin Anderson

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • Dominic Thiem

    Votes: 5 7.6%
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas

    Votes: 2 3.0%
  • Karen Khachanow

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • Stan Wawrinka

    Votes: 2 3.0%
  • Other player

    Votes: 9 13.6%

  • Total voters
    66
  • Poll closed .
Every time any relatively young player loses badly we always get the "LOL Pathetic Next Gen!" comments. I know this forum has a strong recency bias about everything, but I just looked up Zverev's age and realized he hasn't even turned 22 yet (LOL for some reason I thought he was turning 25!). I think the jury is still out on him and he still has to make a lot of improvements to his game.
 
Just saw the highlights. Good on Fed for managing to fight through inspite of not playing well.
Maybe he needs to not play his best in the initial stages (but play well enough to win) and then raise his level in the later stages.
worked for him in Dubai..maybe peaked early in IW ?
I’m sure he was struggling a bit adjusting to a first-time opponent on a new court for him. He played Krajinovic twice last year (2-0) so he should be more accustomed to his patterns. Their 1R match at Basel was a tight 3-setter; at IW it was a blowout.
 
Ivan can only do so much. this guy just chokes chokes and chokes some more
It doesn`t seem the Zverev and Lendl partnership does fit at this stage of Zverev`s career.I think someone like Lendl should go to a player who is an established pro for some years and is around 26 years of age.Just like it was in Murray`s case. I think for Zverev Lendl came 5-6 years to soon.
 
Just saw the highlights. Good on Fed for managing to fight through inspite of not playing well.
Maybe he needs to not play his best in the initial stages (but play well enough to win) and then raise his level in the later stages.
worked for him in Dubai..maybe peaked early in IW ?
Noticed in the 1st set he came over his BH a lot. Mixed it up more after that which really helped him I think. Was just reading that he admitted to not having a game plan for Albot. That's how he looked to me. He was feeling his way through the match, problem solving and figured it out in the end.
 
Court speed index for Miami is 34.4... pretty damn slow. The Tennis Channel had a graphic which showed the speed.
Last year it was in the 30s range. This year it’s closer to 35 and the tourney isn’t anywhere near finished so it could get faster. Quite fast for Miami standards. I think IW was faster this year and than last on the graphic too.
 
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