Roger Federer is all set to play his 50th Masters 1000 final. The Swiss will try to beat the American John Isner for the sixth time in his career in the Miami Open final.
The Swiss ace is aiming for his 101st ATP title and he already has a game plan to beat the defending champion, John Isner. He’ll hunch behind the service line, on the edge of his feet, ready to face anything that comes his way, and the only itch that stands on his way to the trophy is John Isner, throwing bullet serves on him.
Only one thing can determine if Federer can win the 28th Masters title on Sunday is how many serves can he block from hitting the back-wall?
Federer said during the on-court interview with ESPN, “I honestly love big servers, to watch them, if they’re going to ace every second or third point. For me, that’s exciting because it’s like a penalty shootout, it’s just in tennis.”
He added, “I’ll be the goalie on Sunday. I’ll try my very best. I’ll try to get as many balls back as possible.”
ATP tour tweeted Roger’s comment on being a ‘goalie’ against Isner tagging Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. The tweet asked de Gea for any tips for Roger Federer before the finals of the Miami Open.
— ATP Tour (@atptour) March 31, 2019
David de Gea, one of the greatest goalkeepers’ in the world replied to this tweet in the most generous way. He replied, “ I don’t have any (tips). Roger Federer is a master already. It would be better if he’d tell me how to improve my backhand. Good luck to everyone in Miami, I’ll be watching.”
I don't have any! @rogerfederer is the master already… 🙌🙌 It would be better if he'd tell me how to improve my backhand 🤣🤣 Good luck to everyone in Miami, I'll be watching! 🎾👀 #MiamiOpen https://t.co/VnSFgA6eiA
— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) March 31, 2019
Manchester United recently defeated Watford 2-1 on Saturday and will be facing Wolves on the 3rd of April. De Gea is United’s first choice goalie and will 100% be in the team’s first XI