Roger Federers Viertelfinal-Gegner Kevin Anderson hat in Miami sein Comeback gegeben. Ein bislang sehr gutes. Roger Federer ist der beste noch verbliebene Spieler in Miami. Mit Kevin Anderson kann er seinen auf dem Papier härtesten Konkurrenten. Roger Federer schlägt Kevin Anderson im Miami-Viertelfinal mit und Der Schweizer zeigt lange Zeit nahezu perfektes Tennis.
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It dropped before the service line and forced Anderson to come and join him at the net. That prompted a crazy exchange of four rapid-fire volleys before Federer finished off the point with a deft passing shot.
Even for Federer, this has been a very Federer stretch of tennis. Federer The rampage continued early in the second set as Federer took a lead, holding off a marathon service game from his 2.
The Swiss picked up from where he left off against Medvedev and played a flawless first set where the confidence kept on flowing and virtually every shot he tried came off.
He said before the match he knows how to make it tricky for Anderson and he delivered on that promise, constantly putting him in awkward positions that made the South African look like the old man out there.
The second set could have gone the same way had Roger not missed that volley at deuce which let Anderson hold and build some confidence and in the game where Roger was broken Anderson reeled off some decent groundstrokes.
The way I saw it was Fed got off to a great start by mixing it up, which gave him a ton of confidence to the point where he started winning every exchange from the baseline too.
That produced some complacency and moved him away from the mix-up play and allowed Anderson to get some rhythm and land a few blows.
Fortunately, he came out on top in that game which lasted 14 minutes and quickly ended any chance of Anderson working his way back into it. So top quality match and worth staying up till 1.
All the stats make good reading and the interesting one is that Anderson had to play 33 more points on serve.
Other than that the standout for me aside from all the fun points was Fed's movement and explosivity. Even when Anderson connected big his defence looked impenetrable and he was right there flicking another ball into play.
Yeah, I mean, look, I practiced with Denis way back — I remember Edberg was with me on the court and I was warming up. I think he warmed me up for a match in Toronto, I believe, and he came out.
He might have been 16, 17, and, you know, similar to today, he was just hitting big. I was, like, Wow, it's unbelievable.
How old is he? How good is he gonna get? I don't know. But he was very impressive. Same with the serve. He has that beautiful swinger going.
You know, it just felt like he belonged there. Then I watched him play Tsitsipas in the Junior Wimbledon, semis or finals, I don't remember what it was.
But it was during my Wimbledon run too. I don't remember. It was one of those matches where Tsitsipas should have won it, but both great onehanded backhand already, and, you know, I remember Denis was just going for broke, basically.
The more important it became, the bigger he went. Yeah, big fan of his game, so it's going to be tough tomorrow.
Next up is Denis Shapovalov who again came from a set down to defeat Frances Tiafoe over on Grandstand. The Canadian is into his third Masters final semi-final and he's come through some real tests this week defeating Evans, Tsitsipas and now Tiafeo in three sets.
Roger has never played the left-hander before but they have practised together on hard courts so I think he knows what to expect. Shapo has a huge hard-hitting game but he's still fairly raw so I think Fed will continue his gameplan of mixing it up and baiting Shapovalov into going for too much.
Roger has a pretty good record against left-handers too so I like his chances. I'm sure Shapo will take confidence from seeing what Thiem was able to do two weeks ago in Indian Wells so you can't write him off and as Roger said, it's going to be tough.
Hopp Schwiiz! I was thinking about getting mess after giving break back on second set but Roger played good 9th game even after some gutsy saves by Kevin.
Yeah lies, damned lies and statistics. They cannot. Anderson took nine games to get on the board but eventually found his groove and broke back with a series of return winners to level at in the second set.
Federer struck the decisive blow at , however, winning a marathon game of 22 points and clinching the break with a fortuitous backhand return down the line.
Credit: AP. Federer found himself with his back to the wall after an error-strewn loss to Nishikori in his opening round-robin match - his first straight sets defeat in 46 group stage matches at the season-ending showpiece.
Another loss would have made it impossible for him to reach the semi-finals for the 15th time in 16 appearances at the tournament. Afterward, Federer denied that mental fatigue played a role in the loss, even though he had won his last six five-set matches that went the distance while Anderson had lost his last three.
It was a different story after the loss sank in. It's just terrible. But that's how it goes, you know. Credit to him.
Instead of having been ground down, Federer suggested, he had just suffered "one of those days," the kind when things gradually go south, never to come back together.
When the pieces don't fit together quite right. The kind of day that has occurred so infrequently in his storied career, and so rarely when the whole world is watching.
Once Federer lost contact with his A-game, he kept searching for it like a guy trying to pull in a weak radio signal. He wasn't getting many aces.
When I was on, I was making him play. From the baseline I felt like I could mix it up, play aggressive.
There was a lot going on. But as the match went on, I couldn't surprise him anymore. That's a bad feeling to have.