08
Sep
11

John Isner will play Andy Murray in the quarter-finals of the US Open after beating Gilles Simon.

Picture

The big-serving American won three tie-breaks as he posted a four-set victory over his French foe on Thursday. It was not a case of serve domination, however. Best known for his 11-hour marathon match with Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon in 2010, Isner lost his own delivery four times during the clash which had originally been scheduled to start on Tuesday. It finally got under way on Thursday morning out on Court 17 and the first set saw two breaks apiece before Isner moved in front. Simon, fresh from an impressive win over former champion Juan Martin Del Potro in the previous round, hit back in the second set though, showing Isner he would not have things all his own way despite the partisan atmosphere. The third set always looked like it would be crucial and after 12 service holds another tie-break was required, but Isner took control of it early on and refused to relent. Another tight set followed but again the tie-break king triumphed to record a hard-fought 7-6 (7/2) 3-6 7-6 (7/2) 7-6 (7/4) victory. Isner finished with a total of 26 aces and progresses to a last-eight showdown with Murray on Friday.

Advertisements

0 Responses to “John Isner will play Andy Murray in the quarter-finals of the US Open after beating Gilles Simon.”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Top Posts

Categories


%d bloggers like this: