Acapulco, Gro, 28 de febrero.- In the early hours of Friday morning, moments after beating John Millman 7-6(2), 6-7(4), 7-6(4), John Isner took the last ticket to the semifinals of Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC.
Isner had a tough start with many unforced errors, which allowed Millman to take a 5-3 advantage, but with his powerfull service Isner made the score even and forced the set to tie break.
During the second set, no one was willing to give up their service, again the players had to play tie break, this time Millman won.
The third set also ended in the tie break, and Isner finally took the spot in the semifinals, the match lasted a little more htan three hours.
Isner fired down 38 aces in the final match of the day, saving two set points at 3-5, 15/40 in the first set of his victory over eighth seed Millman in three hours and six minutes in Estadio Pegaso.
The third-seeded Isner will now play Nick Kyrgios on Friday. The head2head is even at 2-2. “We’ve played a handful of times, I’ve seen his matches this week,” said Isner. “I’ve won a couple, he’s won a couple. He’s an incredible talent, everyone knows that. So it will be a fun match.”
The las time the faced, was in the 2017 Davis Cup, were Kyrgios won the match.