ATP roundup: John Isner tops No. 1 seed Tommy Paul in Newport

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ATP roundup: John Isner tops No. 1 seed Tommy Paul in Newport

Unseeded John Isner emerged victorious in an all-American quarterfinal match against top seed Tommy Paul at the Infosys Hall of Fame Open in Newport, R.I. Isner, a four-time tournament winner, showcased his powerful serve with 20 aces and only three double faults. Despite Paul’s attempt to narrow the gap in the third-set tiebreaker, Isner held his nerve and secured the victory on his first match point. Isner saved six of eight break points, while Paul saved five of seven and hit 13 aces with seven double faults.

In another upset, unseeded Alex Michelsen defeated No. 4 seed Mackenzie McDonald 6-3, 6-3 in the quarterfinals. Michelsen’s impressive performance included winning 81.6 percent of his first-service points. Isner and Michelsen will now face each other in the semifinals, while No. 2 seed Adrian Mannarino and No. 3 seed Ugo Humbert, both from France, will compete in the other semifinal match.

Moving on to the Nordea Open in Bastad, Sweden, the top four seeds, led by No. 1 seed Casper Ruud of Norway, all advanced to the semifinals. Ruud secured his spot by defeating Austria’s Sebastian Ofner 6-3, 6-4. Ruud capitalized on all four of his break-point opportunities and won 27 of his 33 first-service points (81.8 percent). In the semifinals, Ruud will face No. 3 seed Lorenzo Musetti of Italy, who overcame Austrian qualifier Filip Misolic in a three-set battle.

The other semifinal in Bastad will feature No. 2 seed Andrey Rublev of Russia against No. 4 seed Francisco Cerundolo of Argentina. Rublev dominated his match against fifth seed Alexander Zverev of Germany, winning 6-2, 6-3. Cerundolo, on the other hand, defeated his compatriot Federico Coria 6-3, 6-3 to secure his spot in the semifinals.

In the EFG Swiss Open Gstaad, No. 2 seed Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia advanced to the semifinals after a hard-fought match against Belgian qualifier Zizou Bergs, winning 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. Kecmanovic is now the only seeded player remaining in the tournament after his countryman, qualifier Hamad Medjedovic, caused an upset by defeating No. 4 seed Yannick Hanfmann of Germany 6-3, 6-3.

Kecmanovic will face Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the semifinals. Ramos-Vinolas, from Spain, triumphed over Peru’s Juan Pablo Varillas in a three-set battle, winning 6-7 (2), 6-1, 6-4. Medjedovic, on the other hand, will face Argentina’s Pedro Cachin, who defeated Jaume Munar 6-3, 6-3. Cachin’s victory came after he upset top seed Roberto Bautista Agut in the previous round.

In conclusion, the quarterfinals of various tennis tournaments showcased thrilling matches and surprising upsets. The semifinals promise to deliver more exciting tennis as the remaining players compete for a spot in the finals.

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