Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/12/14

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19: John Isner of the United States of America plays a forehand in his first round match against Andreas Seppi of Italy during day two of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)
John Isner's big serve and solid forehand proved too strong for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, defeating the Frenchman 6-3, 7-6 (4) 5-7, 6-3 Sunday to put the United States into the Davis Cup semifinals. Tsonga had chances, but could only break his serve once as the Americans took an unassailable 3-1 lead, setting up a match against either Spain or Austria for a place in the final. Isner built on the U.S. team's momentum after a straight-set doubles win on Saturday. He didn't face a break point, while the pressure was clearly on the sixth-ranked Tsonga to even the score at the Monte Carlo Country club. Later, Gilles Simon was scheduled to play 19-year-old Ryan Harrison in the meaningless last match.
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