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Federer's First Opponent At The 2017 Miami Open

Roger Federer starts his quest for another Masters 1000 title on Saturday. Federer has momentum heading into the 2017 Miami Open. Last week, Federer captured the BNP Paribas Open. Momentum is a dangerous thing in sports.

Federer plays his first match at the 2017 Miami Open against Frances Tiafoe. Tiafoe is a young professional tennis player from the United States. He is only nineteen is years old. The eighteen time grand slam champion never played a match against Tiafoe in his career.

Tiafoe is currently ranked number 101 in the world.

Tiafoe faced Konstantin Kravchuk in the first round of this tournament. Tiafoe dismissed Kravchuk 7-5, 5-7, and 6-1.


What do you think about Federer's opening round match at the Miami Open?

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Roger Federer Aiming to Win 2017 Miami Open

Murray and Djokovic are absent from the Miami Open this season due to right elbow injuries. The Miami Open is the second of back to back Masters 1000 hard court tournaments on the ATP World Tour held in the United States. This tournament takes place in Key Biscayne, Florida. The Miami Open starts tomorrow.

Roger Federer aiming to win 2017 Miami Open. Federer has a great opportunity to win two consecutive Masters 1000 tournaments. The last time that Federer accomplished this fete was in 2006. For the second straight season, Federer won the BNP Paribas Open and the Miami Open in 2006. Federer is a two time champion of the Miami Open. The last time that Federer won this tournament was in 2006. Federer is the favorite to win the 2017 Miami Open following his victory last week at the BNP Paribas Open.

Federer and Nadal are the only two players out of the big four that are playing in this year's tournament. A lack of energy is not a concern for Federer. He did not spend much time on court last week at the BNP Paribas Open. Federer did not play any three set matches last week.

Tennis Fans in Florida are happy to see Federer back on the court at this tournament. The last time tennis fans saw Federer play in this tournament was in 2014. Federer planned to make his return from his knee injury at this tournament last season. He practiced last season at the site of this tournament. An illness forced Federer to not compete in this tournament at the last minute.

Besides the four grand slam tournaments, the Masters 1000 tournaments are the biggest tournaments in professional tennis that features the top players in the game.

Stan Wawrinka is the top seed at this year's Miami Open. Wawrinka is currently number three in the world rankings.


Do you think Federer will win the 2017 Miami Open?

Federer Improves To Number Six In The World Rankings

Roger Federer continues to move up the world rankings. Before the 2017 BNP Paribas Open, Federer was number 10 in the world rankings.

Federer captured the 2017 BNP Paribas Open yesterday. With the victory, Federer is number six in the world rankings. He gained 1000 ranking points by winning the Masters 1000 tournament. Federer did not have any points to defend entering this tournament. Federer's knee injury forced him to skip this tournament last season.

Federer made the championship match of the BNP Paribas Open for the third consecutive time this season. Federer erased two consecutive years of heartache at this tournament yesterday. Before missing this tournament last season due to injury, Federer lost two consecutive finals to Novak Djokovic in 2014 and 2015.

The eighteen time grand slam champion also made history yesterday. He matched Djokovic's record for most victories at this tournament with five.

Federer surprised the tennis world by capturing the first two big tournaments of the 2017 season on the ATP World tour.


What do you think about Federer moving up the rankings quickly in 2017?

Federer Aiming To Win The 2017 Paribas Open Today

Roger Federer made the finals of the first Masters 1000 event of the 2017 season. The finals of the 2017 BNP Paribas Open features the top two tennis players from Switzerland. This match takes place at 4 pm eastern time. The only obstacle standing in the way of Federer and another Masters 1000 tournament victory is Stan Wawrinka.

Wawrinka won the 2016 US Open. Federer began this season by capturing the 2017 Australian Open. Federer is aiming to win his second tournament of the 2017 season today.

Wawrinka is well known for having one of the best one-handed backhands on the ATP World Tour. Federer improved his backhand this season. Federer's backhand has been impressive this season.

Federer played twenty-two matches against Wawrinka in his career. He won nineteen of those matches. Federer won all the hard court matches against Wawrinka throughout his career. The eighteen time grand slam champion beat Wawrinka fourteen times on hard courts in his career. Wawrinka beat Federer three times in his career. Those three victories came on clay courts. The most recent meeting between these two players was at the 2017 Australian Open. Federer prevailed in a tough five set match against Wawrinka in the semifinals of the Australian Open 7-5, 6-3, 1-6, 4-6, and 6-3.

The keys for Federer in today's match against Wawrinka is to serve well and to go for his shots in returning serve. Federer must be aggressive and take more risks in returning serve against Wawrinka.

Wawrinka can be a dangerous opponent if he finds his rhythm on his backhand early in this match.


Do you think Federer will win his second tournament of the 2017 season today?

Roger Federer Made The Finals Of The 2017 BNP Paribas Open

Roger Federer made finals of the 2017 BNP Paribas Open. Federer knocked out Jack Sock in the semifinals in straight sets 6-1 and 7-6(4).

Federer did not get his serve broken today. He found the rhythm on his backhand early in the first set.

Federer dominated the first set. Federer got up an early break in the first set. He broke Sock's serve at 2-1 to go up 3-1. Federer held serve to jump out to a 4-1 lead. Federer broke Sock's serve again to go up 5-1 in the first set. Federer held serve to clinch the first set 6-1.

Both players held serve throughout the second set. The second set was decided in a tiebreaker. Sock broke Federer's serve first in the tiebreaker. He was up 3-1 in the tiebreaker. Federer broke back for 3-2 in the tiebreaker. Federer broke Sock's serve in the tiebreaker at 4-4 to go up 5-4. Federer won the next two points on his own serve to win the second set tiebreaker and the match 7-4.

Federer's knee injury prevented him from playing in this tournament last season. With the victory today over Sock, Federer made his third straight final at this tournament.

Federer faces Stan Wawrinka in the finals tomorrow.


What do you think about Federer's performance in his match against Sock?

Cavs Begin Road Trip By Facing The Clippers Tomorrow Night

The Cleveland Cavaliers begin a four game road trip with a match up against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night. The game starts at 8:30 pm eastern time on ABC. The defending champions are aiming to beat the Clippers for the first time this season.

Tonight's game is the final regular season game between these two teams. The Clippers won the first battle against the Cavs this season. The Clippers crushed the Cavs 113 to 94 on December 1, 2016. J. J. Redick came up big in the first game against the Cavs for the Clippers with 23 points. The Clippers seized control of this game in the first half, and did not relinquish control of this game. The defending champions are currently on a two game winning streak.

The Clippers are led by Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan. Paul is one of the best scoring point guards in the league. Paul runs the Clippers' offense.

Last night, the Cavs won a close game against the Jazz 91 to 83. The Cavs executed on offense during crunch time. Before last night's victory against the Jazz, the Cavs lost a few close games recently.

The Cavs have not determined the status of Kyle Korver, Kyrie Irving, Iman Shumpert, and Derrick Williams for tomorrow night's game. All four players mentioned above are injured. Irving did not play in the fourth quarter of last night's game due to tightness in his left leg. Shumpert did not play in the fourth quarter due to spraining his left shoulder in the third quarter. Williams did not play in the last night's game against the Jazz due to a right quad contusion. Korver did not play in against the Jazz last night due to a sore left foot.

The Cavs must come out with high intensity on defense at the beginning of the game. Great defense prevents Paul from getting the Clippers into a good rhythm on offense early in the game. On offense, the Cavs must take care of the ball. By not throwing the ball away, the Cavs must prevent the Clippers from getting easy baskets in transition.


Do you think the Cavs will beat the Clippers for the first time this season tomorrow night?

Cavs Face The Jazz Tonight

The Cleveland Cavaliers face the Utah Jazz at Quicken Loans Arena tonight. The game starts at 7 pm eastern time on NBA TV. Tonight's game is the second meeting between these two teams. The Jazz won the first battle 100 to 92 in Salt Lake City.

The Cavs have not determined the status of Kyle Korver for tonight's game against the Jazz. Korver did not play in the last four games due to a sore left foot. Kevin Love most likely will not play in tonight's game against the Cavs. Love has been recovering from surgery on his left knee. Love could return to action as early as this upcoming road trip for the Cavs. Korver and Love practiced with their team on Wednesday.

The Cavs are fresh off their blow out victory 128 to 96 against the Pistons on Tuesday night. Both James and Irving got to rest in the fourth quarter of this game.

The Cavs need to come sharp on defense to start the game. On Tuesday's night game against the Pistons, the Cavs played defense. Defense allowed the Cavs to prevent the Pistons from scoring. Defensive stops allowed the Cavs to score easy baskets in transition. The easy baskets helped the Cavs get into a flow on offense.

The Cavs need to continue the great ball movement and player movement that they displayed in the game on Tuesday night against the Pistons.

The Cavs will defend the land against the Jazz tonight.


Do you the Cavs will beat the Jazz for the first time this season tonight?
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