Breaking news

Del Potro to face Raonic in Miami Open quarters


John Isner won the biggest title of his 14-year career on Sunday, holding every service game and rallying past Alexander Zverev in the Miami Open final, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4.

The 14th-seeded Isner recorded 13 aces in the one-hour, 22-minute match while halting the red-hot del Potro's 15-match winning streak.

He played an nearly flawless semifinal to beat Juan Martin del Potro, and was just good enough against the fourth-seeded Zverev, a precocious 20-year-old German who was bidding for his third Masters 1000 title in the past 12 months.

Isner, who won an impressive 83 percent of points on his second serve, was aiming to reach his fifth ATP Masters final and, finally, emerge victorious from one after four defeats.

The previously unheralded Collins, a Florida native who ended 2017 ranked 167th but came into this tournament as the 93rd best player in the world, is certainly having a March to remember. Not only has Zverev faced more break points overall in their meetings, he's also faced more in two of their three matches, so it is likely that there was a large dose of variance and fine margins in Zverev's head-to-head triumphs. "I played bad from the baseline, but it's not easy against John".

He took the match with an ace, and will go on to play John Isner in the finals where he's setting his sights on his seventh ATP Tour title.

Читайте также: Meghan Markle just dropped a big royal baby hint

"I was fortunate to get a del Potro who is very, very low on fuel", Isner said. "Of course, I was working hard, but I have been more relaxed on the court, and I think that's showing in my play". "I'm toward the latter part of my career; this is the best moment of my career". "So that's what I did, I hit a few winners, very fortunate to win the first set and then found my game in the second". "I got too much love from the fans, and maybe that pains go away during the match. I know I'm in the semi-finals and I can't wait to get back on this court".

Isner is the first U.S. player since Andy Roddick in 2010 to lift the Miami title. Despite that, the two have always been put on a display of high-quality tennis, with their match in Miami past year the most entertaining.

Overall, Zverev said, "I'm happy where I am at right now now". "I stuck to it pretty well", Isner said.

Fourth seed Zverev survived five break points in the opening set, before winning a tense tie break 7-4.

Isner beat three seeded players en route to the final, including No. 2 Marin Cilic.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2018 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Related Articles

  • All the references made to Ant McPartlin's absence from Saturday Night Takeaway

    All the references made to Ant McPartlin's absence from Saturday Night Takeaway

    Tonight's show is the first to air since Ant checked into rehab, following his arrest for drink driving last Wednesday. On Friday, Donnelly announced that he was heading for rehearsals on his own, on Ant and Dec's joint Twitter account.
    Steven Spielberg: Ready Player One was my great escape movie

    Steven Spielberg: Ready Player One was my great escape movie

    I was hooked! Every book has to go through a process of adaptation when it goes from a literary work to a cinematic one. He is the embodiment of the nerdy white male lead whom a presumed nerdy white male audience is meant to project onto.
    No charges in police fatal shooting of black man

    No charges in police fatal shooting of black man

    The officers' body cameras and a store surveillance camera also recorded the encounter, but those videos have not been released. In May 2017, federal prosecutors found there wasn't enough evidence to warrant civil rights charges against Salamoni and Lake.
  • USA  ends release policy for detained pregnant immigrants

    USA ends release policy for detained pregnant immigrants

    Since then, Miller said 506 pregnant women have been detained without the previous protections, according to Reuters . The administration changed the Obama-era policy in December.
    Joel Embiid To Undergo Surgery For Orbital Fracture

    Joel Embiid To Undergo Surgery For Orbital Fracture

    In Embiid's absence, rookie sensation Ben Simmons will have to carry a bigger workload for the playoff-bound Philadelphia 76ers. Embiid was initially diagnosed with a facial contusion before being examined at Jefferson Hospital for precautionary tests.
    North Atlantic Treaty Organisation  expels seven Russian staff in solidarity with United Kingdom  over Salisbury attack

    North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expels seven Russian staff in solidarity with United Kingdom over Salisbury attack

    Russian Federation had already expelled 23 British diplomats after the United Kingdom expelled the same number over the poisoning. Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the move and said it sent a strong message to Moscow that it can not ignore global law.
  • Leaders of Two Koreas Meet on April 27th

    Correction: The story has been updated to reflect that talks are being held on the northern side of Panmunjom. The previous editions of the summit were held in 2000 and 2007, both in the North Korean capital Pyongyang.
    Renault shares leap after Nissan merger talks

    Renault shares leap after Nissan merger talks

    Renault shares jumped as much as 8.3% in early trading Thursday, hitting the highest intraday level in more than a decade. Renault now owns 43 percent of Nissan while the Japanese carmaker has a 15 percent stake in its French counterpart.
    The $199 Hero Action Camera Is the Cheapest GoPro You Can Buy

    The $199 Hero Action Camera Is the Cheapest GoPro You Can Buy

    It also features advanced functions such as voice control , video stabilisation, and compatibility with the GoPro smartphone app . Head over to GoPro's website right now if you're interested in picking one up as the $ 199 GoPro Hero has gone on sale today.
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Carrying 10 Communications Satellites

    SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Carrying 10 Communications Satellites

    Musk said SpaceX will conduct helicopter drop tests with payload fairings in the coming weeks to improve recovery efforts. Part of a $3 billion project, this was the fifth such launch for Iridium with three more scheduled later this year.
    Oil retreats from multiweek high as US, China trade concerns weigh

    Oil retreats from multiweek high as US, China trade concerns weigh

    At 9:24 a.m. (0224 GMT) prices were up 3.29 per cent at 430 yuan, with 19,122 lots, equal to 19.1 million barrels of oil, traded. The yuan-denominated contract will also help Beijing's efforts to internationalise the nation's currency, said Woodmac's Gupta.
    Terrorists infiltrated Israel with knives and grenades

    Terrorists infiltrated Israel with knives and grenades

    The strikes came ahead of a planned protest on Friday in which Palestinians have been urged to camp along Gaza's border with Israel.

Comments