American tennis player John Isner (pictured on May 25, 2022).
Dallas – American tennis player John Isner advanced to the semifinals at the tournament in Dallas thanks to his 500th tie-break victory, which he once again improved his ATP circuit record. He beat the Ecuadorian Emilio Gómez on Friday 7:6 (10:8) and 7:5.
“I've already won 500 tie-breaks and I'm glad I didn't have to win the 501st,” said the 37-year-old American after the match.
The second in the historical order is the Swiss Roger Federer, who succeeded in shortened game in 466 cases. For example, Serbia's Novak Djokovic has so far won 299 tie-breaks and Spain's Rafael Nadal 263.
Isner also holds the record for the number of tie-breaks played, with 819. “It's about experience. I'd like to win matches like Novak , 6-1 6-0, but that's just not my style,” he said with a smile. He also holds the ATP Tour record for the number of aces he played with over 14,000.
His semifinal opponent will be compatriot J.J. Wolf, who knocked out No. 2 seed Frances Tiafoe. The second pair consists of top-seeded American Taylor Fritz and Chinese Wu I-ping, who defeated Frenchman Adrian Mannarin 6:3, 6:4 in his first career quarterfinal. Twenty-three-year-old Wu I-ping, who reached the top 100 of the world ranking for the first time this week, surprised already in the second round with a victory over Canadian Denis Shapovalov.