Tops and Flops of the Miami Open 2019

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Tops and Flops of the Miami Open 2019

TOPS Roger Federer, 10. The Swiss Maestro avenged the defeat at Indian Wells, dominating Isner in the final and obtaining the title number 101 of his amazing career, the 28th Masters 1000 and the second title of the season.

Time seems never to pass for him. Rejuvenated! John Isner, 9. He is still the best of the US players, confirming his 2018 final. It was not enough to defend the title, but the American giant still had something to say, even against the younger players.

Solid! Denis Shapovalov, 8. The young Canadian may be an idol of the crowds in the future. He will have to discipline his tennis, but every month he seems to take another step. Growing! Felix Auger-Aliassime, 8. His performances improve exponentially, match-by-match.

The semi-final is a prize and a starting point. Future! David Ferrer and Kevin Anderson, 7. Years have passed, but they are always there, fighting like lions. Examples! Ashleigh Barty, 10. First important title of her career. The break into the top-10 is well deserved, but it must be just a springboard.

The season of truth? Karolina Pliskova, 9. She played well until the final, then Barty stopped her ambitions. From the grass season onwards, however, she will have to take up her destiny and prove herself to be one of the best, on fast surfaces.

Beanpole! Anett Kontaveit, 8. She is a clay courts specialist, but in Miami, she impressed the crowd with solidity. And consider that now her favorite season will start ... Simona Halep, 8. The semi-final, despite the not perfect athletic conditions, can be considered an excellent result.

Now begins her real season, on her favorite surface. In charge! Venus Williams, Bianca Andreescu and Petra Kvitova, 7. The three were good. Especially the Canadian, who followed up her Indian Wells win over Angelique Kerber with another win against her in Miami.

But she was finally halted. Now two difficult months will come, but from June onwards there will be many other chances for them. Yes, even for Venus. Always greats! FLOPS Grigor Dimitrov, 5. The Bulgarian disappeared from the radar.

The third round may not be enough for a tennis player with his talent. Disappeared! Marin Cilic, 5. The season did not start in a positive way, and the trend still seems irreversible. Worrying! Stan Wawrinka, 4. He simply took a step back!

Novak Djokovic, 4. Nervous, foul and wasteful but the feeling of already getting ready for the clay season in April. His Miami Open never started. Listless! Alexander Zverev, 4. Determination, willpower, athletic and mental strength.

He currently lacks everything. Powerless! Aryna Sabalenka, 5. The brilliant early-season performances are a far cry. Disoriented! Angelique Kerber, 5. Andreescu once again stopped her. What could the clay swing bring? Garbine Muguruza, 5.

Still very bad. Inconsistent, without physical and mental strength. Incomprehensible! Naomi Osaka, 4. Too many celebrations after the victory in Melbourne. The Japanese did not confirm her skills between Indian Wells and Miami. She will have time to show her real power, even to herself. In hibernation!