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Wimbledon | Isner wins battle of big-servers

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.”

About The Author

Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

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