Federer to End Shapovalov’s Dream Run in Miami

João Mourato

Friday, March 29, 2019 3:15 AM UTC

Friday, Mar. 29, 2019 3:15 AM UTC

Join us for our daily coverage of the Miami Open with Roger Federer and Denis Shapovalov fighting for a place in the final of the second Masters 1000 event of the year.

<h2>Roger Federer (4) vs. Denis Shapovalov (20)</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tennis/world/atp/miami-usa/shapovalov-vs-federer-3759143/" target="_blank" title="Check Federer - Shapovalov Betting Odds"><strong>Friday, March 29, Miami</strong></a></p><p>Denis Shapovalov’s dream run at the Miami Open continued on Thursday as the teenager battled back from a set down to outlast Frances Tiafoe 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-2 in two hours and 15 minutes. The 19-year-old joined fellow Canadian Felix Auger Aliassime in the semi-finals of the Miami Open and is guaranteed to make his Top 20 debut when next week’s rankings are released. Shapovalov saved five of six break points and hit 36 winners to reach the last four of a Masters 1000 tournament for the second time in his career.</p><p>Shapovalov will next take on three-time champion Roger Federer on Friday at the Hard Rock Stadium. The 37-year-old Swiss eased into the semi-finals of the Miami Open for the seventh time in his career after a 6-0, 6-4 win against two-time Grand Slam finalist Kevin Anderson. As we predicted in our Miami Open Day 9 analysis, Federer’s backhand chip return was the key to his success. The 20-time Grand Slam champion broke serve five times and 52% of the points on Anderson’s serve to move into his 65th final four at a Masters 1000 event.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;What a performance from &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/rogerfederer?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@rogerfederer&lt;/a&gt;! 👏&lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/MiamiOpen?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#MiamiOpen&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/T0erlC8rTo\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/T0erlC8rTo&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/ATP_Tour/status/1111439484795547648?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;29 de março de 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p>The bookmakers are expecting a straightforward win from Federer <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Bet365 &amp; Start Playing Today!">with Bet365 offering 11/50 (1.22)</a> for the Swiss to reach the final. Shapovalov will face his idol for the first time in his career and despite his brilliant run in Miami, it won’t be easy for the Canadian to face the player he grew up admiring. Adding to this, Federer played some incredible tennis in the last two rounds and it’s impossible to go against him at the moment. For that reason, we’ll take Roger’s -1.5 Set Handicap once again as the best <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/" target="_blank" title="More Predictions &amp; Free Tips">betting tip</a> for this contest <a href="http://affiliate.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=155&amp;a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Play at this A+ Rated Bookmaker!">at 7/10 (1.70) with Pinnacle</a>.</p>
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