2019 Miami Final: Federer [4] vs Isner [7]

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Tennisgods

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It will most likely be difficult. Isner must be serving very well so Fed May not get many looks and then even if he does, Break Pointerer has not gone away.

I’ve just got a horrible feeling that Isner gets it done in 3, winning two tie breaks. :eek:
 
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Djoko can sure make it far at RG. That may not be a good thing for Wimb though.

KAndy and Tsitsipas are guaranteed to be “fresh” for Wimb.
Djokovic will have three weeks off, since he won't play any tennis until W most likely.

Federer just savaged Tsitsipas in Dubai and Anderson in Miami, he will be ready for them should they meet on grass. Federer looks in much better form now than he did in 2018 post AO.
 
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Roger loses another close final?

I don't feel too good about this for some reason. Just a hunch.

Of course, title no.101 would be amazing.
 

mightyjeditribble

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It really depends on which Fed shows up. Roger can easily lose to Isner here.

On the other hand, his return game has been excellent. If he brings it, then he will break Isner once each set and win the match.

If it comes down to tie-breaks, I am less confident. He will invariably drop some points on serve, and if Isner serves well it can be pretty tough.

I mean, Isner hasn't lost a set here. Of the 10 sets, he won 9 of them in tie-breaks (and one set 7-5). That's just insane.
 

Mainad

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5th final in Miami for Federer (previously 2002 l.to Agassi, 2005 b. Nadal, 2006 b. Ljubicic, 2017 b. Nadal), 5th Masters 1000 final for Isner (previously 2012 IW l. to Federer, 2013 Cincinnati l. to Nadal, 2016 Paris l. to Murray, 2018 Miami b. Zverev).

Combined ages of the 2 finalists is 70, making them the oldest finalists In Masters 1000 history.
 

AceSalvo

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Djokovic will have three weeks off, since he won't play any tennis until W most likely.

Federer just savaged Tsitsipas in Dubai and Anderson in Miami, he will be ready for them should they meet on grass
Grass is a heavenly abode for good servers.

Regarding Djoko, RG15 and Wimb 15 comes to mind. But he is 4 yrs older now. So it’s not going to be the same. Djoko can prove me wrong.
 
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5th final in Miami for Federer (previously 2002 l.to Agassi, 2005 b. Nadal, 2006 b. Ljubicic, 2017 b. Nadal), 5th Masters 1000 final for Isner (previously 2012 IW l. to Federer, 2013 Cincinnati l. to Nadal, 2016 Paris l. to Murray, 2018 Miami b. Zverev).

Combined ages of the 2 finalists is 70, making them the oldest finalists In Masters 1000 history.
Incredible thing is, Federer has only just equalled Nadal in Miami final appearances, yet the former has failed to win a single one.
 
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Grass is a heavenly abode for good servers.

Regarding Djoko, RG15 and Wimb 15 comes to mind. But he is 4 yrs older now. So it’s not going to be the same. Djoko can prove me wrong.
I guess we will see, a lot of tennis coming up before then.
 
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Federer is looking very good here, in IW not playing Nadal IMO hurt him. Here he is playing all his matches and seems to be enjoying the court now.

Yeah but if it comes to a TB shootout, none of that helps. Isner is playing a final too, he'll be plenty confident behind that serve.
 
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Yeah but if it comes to a TB shootout, none of that helps. Isner is playing a final too, he'll be plenty confident behind that serve.
And he should be confident. That is how a final technically should be, contested between the two best of the event if possible. Isner has been clutch when it mattered a lot this tournament.
 
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FRV

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I am supposed to be the pessimistic fed fan here and you all are supposed tell me to cut that out and that fed will win
I'm a jinx so I try to stay out of Fed discussions

Edit: Didn't see your post in context, so this is basically just random information for you. Explains why my vote is not in the poll though.
 
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