John Isner did not lose a set during two of his three Newport title runs. And although he dropped a set in his second-round match on Wednesday, the American advanced to the quarter-finals of the Hall of Fame Open with a 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-3 victory against Poland’s Kamil Majchrzak.
“It wasn’t easy, I played a long match, two hours and eight minutes. The conditions were brutal. It’s windy and like 90 per cent humidity, so it was tough conditions out there,” Isner said. “But I’m happy to claw through there because it wasn’t pretty at times, that’s for sure.”
Isner, competing in his second tournament since breaking his left foot in the Miami Open final against Roger Federer, is pursuing his first ATP Tour trophy of the season.
Isner will next face Aussie Matthew Ebden in a rematch of the 2017 Newport final, won by the American.