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.