ATP/WTA Indian Wells and Miami

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Miami final! Well done Barty!

Sadly, perfect timing to sneak through the official axing of the Hopman Cup. Alas, thanks for the memories, although writing has been on the wall for a good decade or so now.
 

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^ probably play for another 10 years :tongueclosed:

Oldest player to make an ATP event singles final: *Marty Riessen (37y 280d, 1979 Lafayette Open)
Oldest player to win an ATP event singles final: *Marty Riessen (37y 280d, 1979 Lafayette Open)
Oldest player to win a slam singles final: Ken Rosewall (37y 63d, 1972 Australian Open)
Oldest player to make a slam singles final: Ken Rosewall (37y 314d, 1972 US Open)

Federer will be 37y 306d if he makes the French Open final (37y 341d at Wimbledon, 38y 32d at the US Open)

* Not sure, I'm still looking, might be Ken Rosewall at Hong Kong, 1977
 
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^ probably play for another 10 years :tongueclosed:

Oldest player to make an ATP event singles final: *Marty Riessen (37y 280d, 1979 Lafayette Open)
Oldest player to win an ATP event singles final: *Marty Riessen (37y 280d, 1979 Lafayette Open)
Oldest player to win a slam singles final: Ken Rosewall (37y 63d, 1972 Australian Open)
Oldest player to make a slam singles final: Ken Rosewall (37y 314d, 1972 US Open)

Federer will be 37y 306d if he makes the French Open final (37y 341d at Wimbledon, 38y 32d at the US Open)

* I know this is no longer the record, I'm still looking
I imagine Karlovic now holds those oldest records, was almost 40 when he last made an ATP final (Pune 2019 - formerly Chennai).

Federer on the cusp of an IW/Miami final double in 2019 is deeply commendable. I just have that sneaking fear that Isner is going to b2b.
 

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Roobs321

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If Raonic, Bouchard, Shapovalov, FAA and Andreescu all collectively retired without a slam, you would have to be very disappointed as a Canadian. At least the French can rely on a regular supply of players to appease their hoodoo.
 

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Federer is still amazingly consistent for someone that's turning 38 years of age in August.
Federer well on his way to making the final, a set and break up on shapovalov. His form is much better this year, compared to last. Will be interesting to see him on the clay this year.
 

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Federer becomes the first ATP-era player to make 50 Masters finals (Nadal is sitting on 49). His first was at Miami 17 years ago.

His run to the final that year:
R2 - 64 76 (Morrison - USA Qualifier)
R3 - 64 61 (Portas - the notorious one-Masters-wonder)
R4 - 62 R (Henman)
QF - 61 61 (Pavel)
SF - 63 64 (Hewitt)
F - 36 36 63 46 (Agassi)

He won his other 2 singles finals over Agassi (2003 YEC & 2005 USO).

Isner now with his 5th Masters final (all on hard) is also a commendable effort. Del Potro, Wawrinka, Berdych, Tsonga & Nishikori have only made 4 finals each. Monfils, Gasquet, Raonic & Thiem next best on 3. With Ferrer's (7) retirement only 2 Masters tournaments away, Isner along with Zverev (already on 5 from 2017-18 alone) might have the most among active players behind the big4 (subject to Monte Carlo/Madrid finalist configurations). Also takes him past the 4 MS finals of Mardy Fish, further underlining his credentials as the second best American male since Roddick.
 
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Disappointing that neither teen made the final. Would have been the youngest final for an event of this stature.

And I see that Barty lost.
 

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