In more than fifty years of professional tennis, only Jimmy Connors managed to achieve (or more) of three figures as champion. USA, with more than two decades round by 109 crowns. Figure looms elusive … until Federer did not add conquest.
-The weight defensor- 6-1 6-4, and kept his title of 101 °, which is a & # 39 is 28 ° in the tournament and second Masters Series 100, 2019. In a year marked by a variety -The first 19 tournaments have been won by 19 distintos – players, Federer also became the first to hold a duplicate. All this, by the way, at the age of 37 years.
In addition, on Monday, it will be number 4 in the world. You know, very few people was 310 weeks in the top of the rankings. But, for some time, Federer is no longer bend over backwards to return to the top. If you are worried about your game constantly evolve in order to remain among the best, and clearly performed this task. The tournament with a strong planting of new generation (Felix Auger-Aliassime, 18, and Denis Shapovalov, 19, reached the semi-finals), the Swiss re-introduced its strength and to demonstrate its non-flammable tennis.
Isner, another representative of the old guard, was the champion in the open parting Miami Key Biscayne. It's two weeks, the new home stadium Hard Rock does not seem to greatly change the equation. Solvency his serve, giant Greensboro (2,08m) fought his way back to the finals with a win in two sets and nearly all (9 sets of 10) in the tiebreaker.
"The game against Isner with & # 39 is a problem," Federer waited, knowing the power to serve the United States, which had previously faced seven times, with a 5-2 balance in their favor. At this time, the Swiss imposed conditions early, broke in the first match game, and did so again on three other occasions. More than enough: from the outset it was clear that Isner will make it virtually impossible to break Federer's serve. In fact, the US does not even have a chance to break. The picture is further complicated by a giant in the second set, with a progressive condition in his leg reset their chances.
Thus, Federer reached 101 degrees. 109 Connors is one step closer. The countdown continues, in a real race against the clock, as well: Swiss turns 38 in August. The Swiss may have a better chance to meet the famous "Jimbo", if you play tournaments older guys, but the gist of it, obviously, in the big races. Curiosity: Connors began to play almost 44 years, but won his last title in 37, it was Federer's current age.
In Miami, a few days ago in an interview with & # 39; nd that he made the young Miomir Kecmanovic, Swiss said .. "If you are young, you always think that it will be tomorrow, I would like your age and be able to do it all again, I'm a little sad I was approaching the end of the road on tour. "But at the same time away from boredom and high competition tennis Federer still entertains. it is enough to move along the path of the recording and large businesses, to the delight of his millions of fans who are qualified to use the Swiss legend.