John Isner sweeps aside Hyeon Chung to reach Miami Open semis
Big-serving American John Isner overwhelmed South Korean Chung Hyeon 6-1 6-4 to advance to the semi-finals at the Miami Open on Wednesday (March 28).
A fired up Isner yelled “Come on” and pumped his fist when he broke Chung’s serve in the first set to race out to a 3-1 lead, ending Chung’s streak of 27 consecutive holds of serve. The 14th-seeded Isner cruised through the remainder of the 25 minute opening set, in which he fired seven of his 13 aces.
The hour-long contest felt all but over when Chung sent a forehand long in the second set to hand Isner a break and a 3-2 lead. The 21-year-old was unable to find an answer to Isner’s booming serve in a match where he failed to convert his only break point opportunity and was broken four times.