The ultimate wizard of the sport of tennis, Roger Federer embarked upon his journey to collect his 101st ATP title and settle for his last week’s loss in the American city of Indian Wells. The World Number five Swiss took on the defending champion of the Miami Open, John Isner on the Hard Rock Stadium in the battle of the 30-year-olds. The Swiss pulled off this 28th Masters 1000 title by knocking down Isner 6-1, 6-4 in the championship match and becomes the only man in 2019 to win multiple ATP titles.
The impeccable American in the Miami expedition, Isner conceded a record of collecting 12 straight sets in the Masters event of his home country. However, the phenomenal player of the sport, Roger Federer snapped John’s illustrious streak in the first set. The Swiss opened the set by breaking the American giant and later with his paranormal groundstrokes consolidated his break as he held his serve to love at 3-1.
The stranded American was couldn’t outplay the Swiss, Roger Federer on his home soil as he swiftly broke Isner consecutively. The three-time Miami champion pulled off his 12th successive point on his serve stretched his lead to 5-1. He dismantled in the 33-year-old, Isner by breaking him for the third time and laid off the set 6-1 and diminished the gap between him and his 101st crown by one set.
In a blink of an eye, Roger Federer grabbed the opening game of the second set. Later, the unblemished Miami champion, Isner picked up his pace in the second set by holding his serve to love and leveled the set score to 1-1. However, Federer being Federer held his serve again to love. Isner could take away a point from the Swiss champion on Federer’s serve, nevertheless the 37-year-old fixed the set score to 3-2.
The American skyscraper, John Isner de-stressed his left foot in the middle of the set and again equalized the set score to 4-4. As Roger Federer held is game and moved a game closer to his fourth Miami eminence, Isner hobbled to his chair. The Swiss broke the American’s serve with a challenge on the championship point and lifted up his 2019 Miami glory. It was a despairing end for the tournament as the Dallas resident, John Isner concluded his title match with a torment with his foot and limped through the final game.
Certainly, the World Number eight, Isner has broken his left foot. The pain in his foot escalated towards the end of the championship match and previously, the greatest server of ATP fraternity has never really experienced such a situation.