Federer, a three-time tournament championship, advanced to Sunday's final against defense champion John Isner.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Roger Federer won a match on Friday Friday and beat 19-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov 6-2, 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Miami Open.
Federer, a three-tournament championship, advanced to Sunday's final against defense champion John Isner.
The age gap with Shapovalov was the largest of the 37-year-old Federer's career and the experience triumphed. Federer used a wide selection of shotmaking to take control of two early breaks, and he lost only eight points on his servant.
Despite the loss, Shapovalov will climb to a career-best No. 20 in the rankings.
Federer, seeded No. 4, improved to 1
Isner was also advanced by beating a Canadian teenager, 18-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4). 19659008]