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Unseeded American John Isner rallied from losing a first-set tiebreaker to upset seventh-seeded Juan Martin del Potro 6-7 (4), 7-6 (9), 6-3 in a grueling Western & Southern Open semifinal Saturday.
The 22nd-ranked Isner, in his first appearance in the tournament's semifinals, had been 0-4 against the Argentine. He'll play either third-seeded Rafael Nadal or sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych in the final.
The 6-foot-10 Isner needed 2 hours, 47 minutes to improve to 16-3 since retiring from Wimbledon in the second round with a left knee injury. He clinched the win when del Potro sent a backhand from the baseline into the net.
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MASON, Ohio John Isner doesnt have any delusions of grandeur when it comes to his tennis game. He knows who he is. He knows when he plays the Novak Djokovics of the ATP tour he cant be ordinary.
Simply put, hes a better tennis player than me. He just is. His record proves that, said Isner. But on any given day, I think I can beat anyone.
Friday was such a day for Isner. The American...
by JAMES HENRY
CINCINNATI – Top-ranked American John Isner is basking in success on home soil again. But he’s not done yet.
“I’m just very happy. Playing tournaments of this magnitude and being able to get wins like that on a packed stadium court full of American fans cheering me on, it’s an unbelievable feeling,” he said. “It’s one that I haven’t had too much...
he 6-foot-10 American made sure of that Saturday, rallying to beat seventh-seeded Juan Martin del Potro 6-7 (4), 7-6 (9), 6-3 in a grueling Western & Southern Open semi-final.
Isner, who fell from No. 20 to 22 this week, will return to the top 20 after a stimulating Cincinnati run that includes beating three straight top-10 players for the first time in his career while earning...
Top-ranked American John Isner ended Djokovic's attempt to make ATP history Friday, beating the world's No. 1 player 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinals at the Western & Southern Open.
John Isner lone American standing
MASON, Ohio — American men’s tennis is in a bit of a slump, to say the least. This is the first week in the 40-year history of the ATP rankings that no American man has been in the top 20, with John Isner ranked the highest at No. 22. It seems that American men are setting new lows often these days, and it is a trend that they surely would love...
By Kevin Ware (August 15, 2013) MASON. Ohio – The women’s quarterfinal matches were solid, but the men stole the spotlight in a spectacular day at the Western and Southern Open. John Isner beat Novak Djokovic for the second time at a Masters 1000 event during the day session, while the Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry […]