Latest John Isner News

English qualifier Evans upsets Isner in Delray Beach semis

Feb. 23, 2019 10:47 PM EST

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — English qualifier Daniel Evans upset second-seeded John Isner 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday to reach the Delray Beach Open final. "I just play every match as it comes," Evans said. "I know it sounds very cliche." The semifinal victory marked the 40th tour-level match victory for...

American McDonald beats del Potro in Delray Beach Open

Feb. 22, 2019 11:09 PM EST

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — American Mackenzie McDonald beat No. 1-seeded Juan Martin del Potro on Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Delray Beach Open, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (5). McDonald, ranked 84th, advanced to his first ATP Tour semifinal. Del Potro was playing in his first event after missing four months...

Williams scores twice, Hurricanes defeat Panthers 4-3

Feb. 21, 2019 11:21 PM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Carolina's Justin Williams was hit in the face by a puck early in Thursday's game against Florida. By the end, it was the Panthers who were feeling the pain. Williams scored two goals, including the eventual game-winner in the third period, and assisted on another score as Carolina...

John Isner advances in Delray Beach Open

Feb. 20, 2019 7:36 PM EST

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Second-seeded John Isner advanced to the third round of the Delray Beach Open on Wednesday night, beating Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 6-4, 6-3. The 6-foot-10 American set up a match against eighth-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France, a 6-2, 7-6 (3) winner over Denis Istomin of...

Tiafoe loses to Daniel Evans in 1st round at Delray Beach

Feb. 19, 2019 11:03 PM EST

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Defending champion Frances Tiafoe squandered an early lead and lost Tuesday to Britain's Daniel Evans in the first round of the Delray Beach Open, 3-6, 7-6 (1), 7-5. Tiafoe, seeded No. 3, lost his third match in a row. He won the first five games and was up 4-1 in the third set...

Opelka wins New York Open for first ATP Tour title

Feb. 17, 2019 9:57 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Reilly Opelka had climbed out of trouble all week, though this time his big serve alone couldn't save him. Technology did first. Moments after an electronic review overturned what appeared to give his opponent a match point, Opelka pounded his 43rd ace to win his first ATP Tour title...

Opelka edges top-seeded Isner to reach New York Open final

Feb. 17, 2019 12:41 AM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Reilly Opelka edged top-seeded John Isner the same way he knocked his fellow American out of the Australian Open, winning a match full of tiebreakers Saturday night in a New York Open semifinal that set a record for combined aces in a three-set match. Opelka fought off six match...

Isner gets another shot at Opelka in New York Open semis

Feb. 15, 2019 9:02 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — John Isner advanced to the semifinals of the New York Open, where he will face the player who knocked him out of the Australian Open. The top-seeded Isner beat No. 7 seed Jordan Thompson of Australia, 6-4, 6-1 on Friday night. He will play fellow American Reilly Opelka, a 6-3, 6-4...

Isner wins at New York Open for 1st victory of 2019

Feb. 14, 2019 12:52 AM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — John Isner snapped a six-match losing streak, beating Bernard Tomic 7-6 (7), 6-4 on Wednesday in the second round of the New York Open. The top-seeded American needed six match points to finish off Tomic for his first victory since last year's Paris Masters. He followed that...

Opelka ousts 2018 semifinalist Mannarino at New York Open

Feb. 13, 2019 1:20 AM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Reilly Opelka ousted No. 5 seed and 2018 semifinalist Adrian Mannarino of France 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 in a first-round match Tuesday at the New York Open. Opelka upset fellow American John Isner in January at the Australian Open. Isner is the No. 1 seed this week in the indoor...