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Isner too strong for Robredo


 

Originally published on: 26/02/10 13:00

Isner survived a gruelling three-setter to advance with a 7-6 (7-5) 3-6 6-4 triumph.

“I was happy how well I hung in there [after] being a break down in both the first and third sets,” said 6ft 9in Isner, who registered 20 aces in the encounter.

“I felt I served pretty well. The outdoor hard courts suit my game; the balls bounce higher and I can play aggressively.”

He will now face eighth seed Albert Montanes, who claimed a place in his first hard-court semi-final with a 6-3 6-3 win over Swiss qualifier Michael Lammer.

The second semi will be between Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber and Frenchman Arnaud Clement.

Kohlschreiber beat France’s Marc Giquel 6-3 6-1, while Clement saw off sixth seed Jurgen Melzer 6-2 7-5.

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