Paris: Big-serving American John Isner fired down 27 aces to stun Roger Federer and reach the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters on Thursday night. Isner won 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 7-6 (7/5) for just his second career win over the Swiss legend and first on a hardcourt.
Roger Federer waves to fans after losing to John Isner in the Paris Open pre-quarters on Thursday
Federer, who went out of the tournament without dropping his own serve, said that Isner had served superbly on the big points. “He’s got the size, got the power, got the angles,” the 34-year-old said.
“I thought he did very well today when he needed it. The breakers, he served great. Those are the ones he needed. Yeah, that was the difference. It’s tough to get out of the tournament not having lost your serve,” added Federer.
Murray enters semis Meanwhile, Andy Murray made the semis beating Richard Gasquet 7-6, 3-6, 6-3.