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At The Open: Isner Defeats Monfils

January 22, 2010

Keen to see John Isner for a third time, we got sets right behind the service line two hours before the match even begun. After enduring an annoying Errani almost beat Wickmayer, (but thankfully not), Isner and Monfils finally started. It was awesome.

Isner started off with a hiss and roar and Monfils looked lackluster for the whole 19 minutes of the first set. After Isner took that 6-1, Monfils tightened up his game. With some classic Monfils sliding, falling, and crashing into the Evian stand, he took the second 6-4. Isner never gave up though, and displayed the most mental maturity he has this tournament. With more massive groundstrokes and serving, he hit his way past Monfils in two epic tiebreaks.

After the match we managed to get both Sam Querrey and John Isner’s autographs. Sam was in John’s box and I felt a little bad disrupting him for the second time this Open…

Next up for John is Muzz… I’m hoping he can keep this winning streak up!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 22, 2010 1:25 pm

    Jealous of all the fun you’re having! 😀


  1. First Hand Account of Isner/Monfils at AO.

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