Miami Open 2019: Roger Federer beats Kevin Anderson, storms into semi-finals

Tennis maestro Roger Federer won 6-0, 6-4 against the sixth seed Kevin Anderson in the quarter-finals of the Miami Open on Thursday (local time).

Federer was seen playing with an attacking mindset, bringing his ‘A’ game to the tennis court, displaying cheeky net skills and crafty slices from side to side. This proved too much for Anderson, who was not able to replicate his 2018 Wimbledon comeback.

The Swiss only landed 38% of his first serves, but was able to defend his second serve without any problems. The Swiss tennis star easily won the first set in 26 minutes.

Anderson seemed to have recovered from the 26-minute opening set and the 0-6, 0-2 deficit, breaking Federer to get back on serve at 3-3 in the second set.

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But the pressure piled up once again on Anderson at 4-4, and after a marathon 14-minute game, Federer showed his craftiness once again and he was able to take the second set 6-4.

As a result of this win, the 37-year-old has moved into his seventh Miami Open semi-final and 65th final four at a Masters 1000 event.

Federer will face the 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov in the semi-finals of the Miami Open.

(With ANI inputs)

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