Alex Zverev
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John Isner
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Tennis

ByTheMinTennis

Evening all! For one last time at Crandon Park, it's time for the Miami Open men's final. In a few hours time we'll have a first time Miami champion, but will it be Alexander Zverev or John Isner lifting the trophy? I'm Hannah and I'll be bring you live updates of this one.

After an average start to the year, Zverev looks to have got his mojo back over the past week, whilst Isner has been playing some of his best tennis on his way to the final, defeating Del Potro and Cilic along the way. Zverev leads the head to head 3-0, their last meeting came on clay in Rome, they also met here last year with Zverev saving 3 match points on his way to beating Isner in the R32.

Sascha Zverev, at just 20 years of age, is going in search of his 3rd Masters title in the space of a year. He remains unbeaten in finals at this level. This is John Isner’s fourth masters final….he’s lost all 3 of his previous finals. This is the first time either has contested a masters final against a player not named Roger, Rafa, Andy or Novak.

John Isner to serve.... and Zverev immediately signals his intent by walloping back a return winner on the first point for 0-15. Couple of big serves from Isner though and he's ahead 30-15. Forehand down the line winner from Isner for 40-15, aaaaand a service winner brings up the hold. 1-0*, first set.

Isner looking to unwind on a cross court backhand, but it flies wide into the tramlines. Couple of Zverev errors though, and now a double fault, it's TWO BREAK POINTS ISNER...

First saved with a big first serve out wide. And the second is SAVED. Isner gets stuck out wide on his backhand and sends one long. Deuce.

Great return from Isner, Zverev does well to pick it up with his back turned, but then sends forehand into the net for a third BREAK POINT. Ohhhh, Zverev slips a bit, manages to recover to get a backhand over the net, Isner is up there...but makes a total hash of the volley! Back to deuce.

Zverev gets the advantage...and a cracking second serve down the middle rescues the hold. Good grit from Sascha but a huuuuge missed early opportunity for Isner.

Isner with a quick love hold, Zverev just trying his best to get his racket on the ball as he figures out the Isner serve. 2-1*, first set.

Isner again looking less than solid as he moves inside the court, this time a short forehand is smacked long, 15-0. Forehand unforced error from the middle of the baseline for 30-0, followed up with a deep forehand out wide to force Zverev into the error, 30-15. Isner sends a forehand wide, then it's a bad attempt at a lob to seal the hold for Zverev. 2-2.