Alex Zverev
7 4 4

John Isner
6 6 6

Tennis

ByTheMinTennis

That's all from me, and that's all from the hard courts for the next couple of months. Don't worry though, we'll have all the action from clay season as Rafa tries to defend his mountain of points leading up to the French Open. I've been Hannah, thanks for following!

Isner deserved that in the end, he's played some of his best tennis all tournament and Zverev came up short in the big moments especially on his forehand. The American will make his top10 debut on tomorrow, Zverev moves up one place to no. 4.

GAME SET MATCH, JOHN ISNER, 6(4)-7 6-4 6-4 No prizes for guessing how he finished it.

Zverev hasn't broken all match. He has to now. It's not a good start as a swings a forehand long. 15-0. ACE. 30-0. ACE. 40-0 3 MATCH POINTS ISNER...

ISNER BREAKS!! Backhand into the net and there goes Zverev's racquet. 5-4. Isner will serve for the Miami Open title.

Sue Revell (@TheMissionMaven)

Oh dear! Just walked in to see the racquet trashing! Mr Lendl won’t like that!

Hannah (@hannakin__)

Not sure it won him many fans!

What a forehand from Isner!! Backpedalling, but it absolutely flew through the court. 0-30. Zverev finds a first serve for 15-30, but then it's an unforced error on the backhand and here's a possibly decisive TWO BREAK POINTS for Isner...

Huuuuuuuuge second shot forehand out wide from Isner, left Zverev flailing. 15-0. Oops, poor half volley pick up as Zverev returns right to Isner's feet, 15-15. Two more big serves to help Isner avoid any trouble, 40-15, and a Zverev forehand sails long to bring up the hold. 4-4, final set.

Isner leaves a forehand return short for Zverev, and Sascha stays up to cover the pass. 40-0. Ace. Hold. 4-3*. After two games where he's had to battle tooth and nail for the hold, that'll be very welcome.

Isner going repeatedly to Zverev's backhand, but Sascha is batting them back, and the error comes as Isner tries to switch things up with a drop-shot. He nets, 0-30. Ace, and a service winner, 30-30. Isner quickly into the net, and he leaves Zverev's forehand to sail long. 40-30. Ooft, Zverev nets a forehand pass, Isner holds. 3-3.

Forehand winner. Zverev holds. Think that's about his second FH winner all match. Absolutely huge hold from 0-40 down. 3-2*, third set.