Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Federer adds his fourth title at Indian Wells
Federer became the player with the most titles in Indian Wells, surpassing the mark of Jimmy Connors and Michael Chang, who won this tournament three times.
For Federer, who pocketed a million dollars, win number 39 in the last 41 games, with losses in the Australia Open semifinal against Nadal and Isner himself in the Davis Cup. This tournament has avenged painful defeats.
The Basel again be shining from the bottom of the track, putting together the right with precision and power against a defensive Isner in the final reception but to serve.
With Swiss 3-2 in favor of the party stopped for about 10 minutes due to the onset of rain, but that did not stop the giant lost his concentration and, when he stepped on the track again, I endorsed his opponent a white game.
Equality overwhelming. The domain of each with their service led to an inevitable clash tiebreaker, although Federer got in serious trouble at the last minute to the U.S. with a ball set and 6-5 to world number three.
Isner then saved two new balls set to leave tables (7-7) in the "tie-break" and then Federer pulled off a beautiful volley that beat the feet of his opponent for the ball to fall dead on line.
The Swiss made no mistake with his serve and took the first set.
It seemed that the trend would be repeated in the second, but the U.S. ran into 3-3 on the scoreboard and could not lift the two breaking balls that Federer won, giving up his serve with a glaring failure to come to the net.
It was the beginning of the end for him, as the Swiss, with ace seven points (four of his rival), was relentless in the closing stages, especially with the high percentage of points won on serve (33/35, 94 percent).
Isner wanted done with his first Masters title in 1000, although his performance in the tournament now enters the "top 10" ranking ATP.
Today was the fourth meeting between the two players. Dominates the Swiss with three wins.
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