J. Isner vs R. Federer will fight in Miami Masters 1000 final. Although John Isner is a reigning Miami champion it’s still a surprise to see him back in the final again. He’s facing off none other than the living legend that is Roger Federer. Both talented players will play in a serious confrontation. Review our thoughts on this match here below.


John Isner

American Isner is known as a serving machine having one of the best serves in the history of tennis and is in the second place of most aces served with 11372. His journey to the final is quite peculiar although not unusual. He hasn’t lost a set and in 10 sets he’s played 9 tie-breakers. Isner’s form seems to be on top at the moment, though it’s pretty much based on his serve. In this season, he lost against really talented guys like Opelka, Evans, and Khachanov. So we could say that he is quite optimal for this day. Style of play is one of the most boring as there aren’t many rallies involved in John’s matches. Absolutely brilliant serve, great forehand, and a good backhand that has improved during his career. Not a great mover obviously gave his height. And although playing at home, a crowd will be split as he plays the great man that is the Swiss maestro.


Roger Federer

Roger Federer 37-year-old tennis genius. Probably the greatest there’s ever been. 37 years still going strong and playing his second 1000 final in a row. Countless titles and records to his name. Fed has every shot in the book his variety is second to none. Brilliant serve, stunning backhand both sliced ant topspin, lethal forehand, magical hands at the net. There’s no shot he can’t make. Roger has always played great against big servers as his block return is very good and the most important shot of theirs is being neutralized more often than against lesser players.



These players have met 7 times. The result is a 5:2, lead by Roger. The last meeting was won in the ATP Masters 1000 Paris by John „7:6 7:6“ Isner. Most of their meeting took place on fast courts and that is more favorable to John Isner.


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