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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 24: John Isner of the United States of America plays a forehand in his fourth round match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day seven of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 24, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
There is an Australian in the semifinals of the Delray Beach International, but he's probably not the one you might have heard of. John Isner took care of that. Reaching his first ATP semifinal of the year, Isner started to back up his Davis Cup heroics in Switzerland -- when he upset Roger Federer on clay -- with some solid tennis in a swirling Florida wind as he crushed Bernard Tomic 6-3, 6-2 on Friday. Tomic, an Aussie teenager, lost in the qualifying rounds here last year but has stepped up a bit since then, beating Fernando Verdasco and Sam Querrey on his way to the fourth round of the Australian Open. "I played well from the get-go," Isner said. "When (Tomic) has time to get into it and starts feeling comfortable, he can play the match at his pace. I never let him do that, and played the break points well although the wind was very tricky -- you were never quite sure where it was coming from." Like Tomic, Marinko Matosevic was born in Europe before his parents emigrated to ...
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