Roger Federer believes that his upcoming Miami Open final against John Isner will be far from easy. The Swiss player leads head to head meetings 5-2 against the American. Speaking after his win over Denis Shapovalov on Friday, Federer said: "I know what to expect.
He will not miss many serves. He has an amazing serve, one of the best in the game forever, so it's really hard to play against him. I saved a match point in the last match I played him at the Laver Cup so that was tough and big fan of his.
I really enjoy watching him play, some guys don't. I love it. I like watching big servers to see if they are gonna hit an ace every second or third point. For me that's exciting because it's like penalty shoutout in soccer and it's just in tennis.
So hopefully I will be the goalie on Sunday, I will try my very best to get as many balls back as possible. Hopefully we will have a good match, I am excited to play John because he had a tough match against Felix Auger-Aliassime today that was an awesome performance by him."
Federer dropped off just one set so far in his run at the Miami Open, during his opening round match against Radu Albot just some days after losing the Indian Wells final to Dominic Thiem.