Isner Keeps Hope Alive For American Men


[15] John Isner (USA) vs. [79] Teymuraz Gabashvili (RUS)

Isner fought his way back from a two set to one deficit to keep American men’s hope alive at this year’s French Open.  Gabashvili had all the momentum on his side after he won the second and third sets; yet, it was not enough to guarantee him victory.  Isner well-known for his endurance despite always looking ready to collapse, dug his heels in and fought back to even the match.  Confident and perhaps the fresher of the two, he would fight back again in the fifth to win the match 7-6(7), 4-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.  Unfortunately, he will get Andy Murray in the round of sixteen and he has never beaten him in five encounters.

[5] Bryan brothers defeated Marach/Martin 6-3, 7-6(1) and got a little revenge for their loss in the final of the Delray Beach Open earlier this year.

[8]Atawo/Spears lost to Krunic/Lucic-Baroni 6-7(6), 3-6

[19] Sloane Stephens lost to [102] Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 2-6, 1-6 after leading 2-0 in the first set.

[23] Jack Sock lost to [55] Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 7-6(2), 4-6, 4-6, 6-4, 4-6

McHale/Vandeweghe lost to Goerges/K. Pliskova 6-3, 3-6, 6-7(5)


UPSET OF THE DAY: [108] Shelby Rogers (USA) defeated [10] Petra Kvitova (CZE) 6-0, 6-7(3), 6-0


NEWS OF THE DAY: [4] Rafael Nadal was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to persistent pain in his left wrist.  The severity of his injury is not yet known; however, it was deemed prudent to avoid further damage to the wrist.  His wrist was anesthetized by a local agent of some sort (possibly lidocaine or some other amide or ester agent).

SEED RESULTS: [2] Andy Murray (GBR) def. [27] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 6-1, 6-4, 7-6(3)

[3] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) def. [30] Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 6-3, 7-5

[9] Richard Gasquet (FRA) def. [17] Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 6-2, 7-6(7), 6-2

[21] Samantha Stosur (AUS) def. [11] Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-7(0), 7-5

[22] Viktor Troicki (SRB) def. [16] Gilles Simon (FRA) 6-4, 6-2, 6-2

1 Comment

  1. I am so sad that Nadal injured his wrist forcing him to withdraw from the tournament. I am hoping that this issue can be taken care of and he will be able to play again – injury to the wrist, especially for a tennis player, definitely makes one panic. I don’t believe that this is the end of his story. I pray for a speedy healing for you Nadal.

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