Top-seeded John Isner delivered 24 aces whole posting a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Australia’s Matthew Ebden on Friday in Newport, R.I., to reach the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Open.
Isner is two victories away from winning the event for the fourth time. He was victorious in 2011, 2012 and 2017.
Isner - Ugo - Humbert - Semifinals - Frenchman
Isner will face fourth-seeded Ugo Humbert in the semifinals. The Frenchman delivered nine aces during his 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Ilya Ivashka of Belarus.
“I’ve played almost four hours in two matches, but I need time on court. That’s why I came here,” Isner said after winning in 1 hour, 43 minutes against Ebden. “I know what I have to do tomorrow. Ugo serves very well and he’s playing with a lot of confidence, so it’s just going to come down to a few points here and there.”
Alexander - Bublik - Kazakhstan - Marcel - Granollers
Seventh-seeded Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan and Marcel Granollers of Spain will square off in the other semifinal. Bublik recovered to beat American Tennys Sandgren 0-6, 6-3, 6-0, while Granollers played a superb second set in a...
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