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John Isner Ends Felix Auger-Aliassime’s Dream Run in Miami Open 2019

John Isner Ends Felix Auger-Aliassime’s Dream Run in Miami Open 2019

John Isner at Miami Open 2019

The new young face of Canadian tennis, Felix Auger-Aliassime began the biggest match of his career against the defending champion, John Isner in the Miami Heat. Before embarking on the extensive platform the Canadian teen surpassed Rafael Nadal to become the youngest player to reach the semi-finals at Miami Masters with his previous win. The Candian was thrashed out 7-6(3), 7-6(4) by the Miami champion, John Isner.  

The ATP men began their Miami Open 2019 semifinal battle at par and Auger-Aliassime broke the American skyscraper to take a 4-3 and then he magically holds his serve with a forehand winner and takes away three games in a row from the defending champion. The Canadian had given a notion to the American about John Isner dropping his first set in the Miami Open 2019.

John Isner at Miami Open 2019
John Isner at Miami Open 2019

However, double faults from Auger-Aliassime’s end while serving for the set gave the World Number nine, Isner his crucial break off serve and simultaneously pushed the set into the tiebreaker. Montreal’s focused juvenile survived the volleys from the American’s weapon with his astute athleticism. John Isner proceeded to take his ninth straight-set of the tournament 7-6(3) with his dominance over his accuracy.

In the second set, the Canadian produces the hold as John Isner netted the ball. Isner got an opportunity to break the youngster earlier in the set, however, Auger-Aliassime saved it with a lethal forehand winner. A backhand cross-court winner with an ‘Allez’ from the Canadian exploited the American giant as Felix earned two break points. Isner managed to save one of them with a fatal groundstroke but the 18-year-old refused the 2018 champion to cling on to his serve and led by 4-2.

John Isner
Felix Auger-Aliassime at Miami Open 2019

Wrecking the Canadian once again during his service for the set as the two-meter tall tennis player earned two break points with Auger-Aliassime double faulting and a forehand drive volley from the American put him back on the serve. Later, John Isner held his serve and once again propelled the tiebreaker in the match.

Isner breezed to take a 3-0 lead in the tiebreaker and knocked down the Canadian with a mini-break. The colossal American, John Isner sailed to into finals by defeating the new face of Canada in straight sets and now eyes to emulate his maiden Masters crown glory once again in his home country. 

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