Wimbledon | Isner wins battle of big-servers
In the quarter-final featuring the two heavyweight servers, the 9th seeded American John Isner beat the 13th seeded Canadian Milos Raonic 6-7(5) 7-6(7) 6-4 6-3.
As expected the match was dominated by the serve, especially in the first two sets with Isner breaking the deadlock in the third leaving the American giant as the only player this year not to have been broken at the event.
This is amazing. To do it here at Wimbledon makes it even a little bit more special. John Isner
Isner fought off a set point in the second set, which marked the eighth straight set to go to a tiebreaker between the two players.
Raonic had just one break-point opportunity against the six-foot-10 Isner who simply responded with an ace and then went on to take the fourth set.
Isner will face another giant and heavyweight server in the semi-finals when he takes on the eighth seeded Kevin Anderson following the South African’s dismissal of the title favourite Roger Federer earlier in the day.
“Very, very happy to be in this position right now in the semi-finals. With how I’m feeling physically and mentally, I’m in a very good spot. I think I can keep doing damage here. This is amazing,” Isner said. “To do it here at Wimbledon makes it even a little bit more special.”