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John Isner ends Felix Auger-Aliassime's Miami Open run to reach final

John Isner ends Felix Auger-Aliassime's Miami Open run to reach final”

Roger Federer edged closer to his fourth ATP and WTA Miami Open title on Wednesday, swatting aside Russia's Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-2 in only 61 minutes.

Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot back to Kevin Anderson of South Africa (not pictured) during the men's quarter-finals at Miami Open Tennis Complex.

The Swiss plays Canadian starlet Denis Shapovalov, 19, in what will be a first meeting between the pair on Friday for a place in Sunday?s final.

Shapovalov defeated American young gun Frances Tiafoe by 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-2 in his last match at Miami Open.

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Meanwhile, defending champion John Isner powered his way to the semi-finals as Roberto Bautista Agut, who sent world No. 1 Novak Djokovic crashing out in the previous round, was seen off 7-6 (7-1), 7-6 (7-5).

Barty will now try to notch the biggest title of her career when she faces the victor of the late semifinal between No.2 seed Simona Halep of Romania and No.5 seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.

Federer's fourth-round contest had been scheduled for Tuesday but was moved due to rain, giving the 37-year-old Swiss little time to recover before facing the hard-hitting Anderson, who was a 7-5 victor over Australian Jordan Thompson.

"I have been here for 12 hours today and I'm really happy with the way I was able to come out after the rain delays and kind of get on the front foot pretty early", said Barty, who has three career titles. "Ashleigh is a good player, but I am excited for the final". "So I have to figure out a way to get better on that and try to handle him better next time". I don't know. I couldn't put a second serve anymore.

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He has beaten Juan Martin DelPotro, Rafael Nadal and Marin Cilic, but has yet to reach a final of a Masters-level event.

"I think it (experience) may have helped a little bit", said Isner.

Halep will meet world number seven Karolina Pliskova in the last four on Thursday after she won the battle of the Czechs with Marketa Vondrousova 6-3, 6-4. That's just very tough to swallow'. "I just felt really comfortable out there from the first balls", Auger-Aliassime said.

"I want to play well for the rest of the year, but again, just focus on the daily work". But I don't want to look back right now. Conversely, Isner has played 11 Masters semi-finals, winning four, although only twice was he a pre-match favourite - once against Richard Gasquet in Toronto in 2012 and also against Filip Krajinovic in Paris in 2017. I think I will do at the end of the tournament.

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