Ferrer Wins In Miami Farewell; Djokovic, Theim Today
by Staff | March 22nd, 2019, 11:44 am
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Less than two months from officially retiring from the sport, David Ferrer is still winning matches, and beating good players on hard courts! Last night, playing in his final Miami Open, where he made the final in 2013, Ferrer blew out American Sam Querrey 6-3, 6-2.

“I enjoyed it a lot. It’s Miami, a lot of people have supported me all these years. For me, it’s a great experience to play in this new stadium,” said Ferrer who is playing his 16th Miami Open. “I’m really happy because I played really good… I am doing my goal, and my goal is to be competitive.”

The wins sets up a rematch against Alexander Zverev who beat the Spaniard in the second round a year ago.

Among other results, 18-year-old sensation Felix Auger-Aliassime collected his first Miami win bouncing fellow youngster Casper Ruud 3-6, 6-1, 6-2. He’ll now faceNo. 29 seed Marton Fucsovics.

After his great run at Indian Well,s 19-year-old Miomir Kecmanovic advanced over Ernests Gulbis. Feliciano Lopez, Reilly Opelka and Andrey Rublev were winners, as was Bernard Tomic who now has a date tonight with World No. 1 Novak Djokovic.

Also on Friday, John Isner opens his biggest career title defense against Italian Lorenzo Sonego. Kei Nishikori, Nick Kyrgios, Gael Monfils and Indian Wells champion Dominic Thiem are also scheduled on a busy day of second round play.

MIAMI FRIDAY SCHEDULE
Stadium Starts at 12:00 Noon
2nd Rd 1 Naomi Osaka v (Q) Yanina Wickmayer
Not Before 2:00 Pm
2nd Rd (Q) Lorenzo Sonego v 7 John Isner
Followed By
2nd Rd Rebecca Peterson v 10 Serena Williams
Not Before 8:00 Pm
2nd Rd 1 Novak Djokovic v Bernard Tomic
Not Before 9:30 Pm
2nd Rd (WC) Whitney Osuigwe v 25 Danielle Collins

Grandstand Starts At 12:00 Noon
2nd Rd Dusan Lajovic v 5 Kei Nishikori
Not Before 2:00 Pm
2nd Rd Venus Williams v 24 Carla Suárez Navarro
Followed By
2nd Rd 27 Nick Kyrgios v (Q) Alexander Bublik
Followed By
2nd Rd Ons Jabeur v 4 Sloane Stephens
Not Before 7:00 Pm
2nd Rd 3 Dominic Thiem v Hubert Hurkacz


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12 Comments for Ferrer Wins In Miami Farewell; Djokovic, Theim Today

lylenubbins Says:

Ferrer looked great, good for him to go out while still winning. Would love to see him take out AZ.


chrisford1 Says:

He gets huge respect from other players, inc. the Big 4. He almost always gives a quality match, tries 105% effort. One of the hardest trainers on Tour, super fast, unbelievable stamina. A Davis Cup legend. “The Little Beast”. 5’8″ though listed at 5’9″.

Love to see him beat the best and take his last tournament in Madrid.

It was also great to see Janko Tipsarevic back on Tour. I thought he was done.


FedExpress Says:

Utter useless performance by Thiem. Dont know how Fed could lose to him.


Nick Says:

Fed is old. He cannot hold his own after an hour of play now, so if someone is “hot” and doesn’t fold in 2 sets, its tough for Fed to win.

About Ferrer, he has been one of the toughest competitors on tour. I still think Federer’s 17-0 head to head against Ferrer is the most impressive H2H he has – that includes 5 wins on clay.

You can be sure Federer will lose early in Miami.


PK Says:

What?! Thiem is already out?


skeezer Says:

FE,
Obviously winning the IW title, and having to play Fed, took a lot out of him. IW played into his strengths, which is like the high bouncing Clay,….


j-kath Says:

Come on Shapo…..please demolish that cocky full-of-himself Brit. (sorri Willow…he’s really the pits).


skeezer Says:

Nick,
Re; Old man Fed…..You were saying?


Nick Says:

skeezer, true, Fed managed the win today. But it was quite a struggle for him, against a 46th ranked unknown player. Lets see how the old man does in his next match.

Don’t get me wrong – its extremely impressive what Fed is doing at 37. But he is 37.

Are there any fast courts left now?? Even grass is slow.


skeezer Says:

Hi Nick. Yeah to be honest I don’t expect much from him nowadays. He has already made his stamp on GOAT imho. But it is still joy to watch him play when on occasion he is on song. You will notice, almost all of the time he does lose, it is a battle of a match, which shows his championship mettle.
And yes, there are mostly slow courts on tour, even the HC ones nowadays.


fred stone Says:

rain delay…
Brand new center and not even ‘one’ roof?


Willow Says:

j-kath @ March 23 rd 11.19 am, no apolodgy needed, im not a fan hun , PEACE ….

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