John Isner turns tables on Mischa Zverev to reach Atlanta Open semis

Jul 31, 2018, 14:28
John Isner turns tables on Mischa Zverev to reach Atlanta Open semis

British No 2 Cameron Norrie progressed to the Atlanta Open semi-finals after Nick Kyrgios retired mid-match.

The British number two is now sitting at a career-high of 73rd in the ATP World Rankings, and the left-hander has continued to impress with an extended run on his first outing since Wimbledon.

But that all came to a relatively abrupt end as Kyrgios called it quits after 52 minutes, down 7-5 3-0 in his quarter-final with 23-year-old Brit Cameron Norrie.

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The win, achieved in just under two hours in Georgia's sizzling afternoon heat, was a small measure of revenge for Isner, who lost to the same opponent in the first round of the Australian Open in January.

The Australian is yet to drop a set in Atlanta, but will present a stern challenge against Wimbledon semi-finalist Isner, as he pursues a maiden ATP title.

They also met previous year in the Hall of Fame Open final, with Isner winning in straight sets.

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Ebden, 30, has not dropped a set this week, saving the only break point he faced to eliminate Baghdatis. Isner won titles in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.

"I always feel comfortable playing here. the court suits my game style", he said yesterday. I've been playing a lot of important matches lately - winning a round in Rome, my first match at a Slam and more.

Mayer will next meet Slovakian qualifier Jozef Kovalik, who fended off Brazilian Thiago Monteiro 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 earlier in the day.

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The top-seeded Isner beat the eighth-seeded Harrison 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 at Atlantic Station to join Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras as the only Americans to win an ATP Tour event five times or more. "We'll see if I can turn the tide". Djere barely got by Croatian Viktor Galovic 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (5).

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