Day 9. QF. Juan Martin Del Potro

Stadium Announcer Andy Taylor. US Open 2018. Day 9 Juan Martin Del Potro

Narrator Andy Taylor | The Voice of the US Open | US Open

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[3] Juan Martin Del Potro -03- (ARG) def [11] John Isner -11- (USA) | 67(5) 63 76(4) 62

Two big servers. Quick holds. Thin margins.

Expectedly, the above defined today’s Quarterfinal – up until the 3rd-set tiebreak. Isner took set-1 with a single mini-break. Delpo took set-2 with a single break after the first changeover. Delpo’s two mini-breaks to John’s one determined set-3.

Attrition took hold in the fourth. Isner dropped serve before the first sit-down – then Delpo broke again to claim victory as John dumped an exhausted forehand into the net.

Ultimately, the match came down to unforced errors. John hit 67 winners, compared to Delpo’s 49. However, Isner’s 51 unforced errors completely eclipsed Del Potro’s 14.

The two have played three times this year. John won their first battle in the Miami Semifinals 61 76(2), where he captured his 13th title. Juan Marin won their 4th-Round meeting at Roland Garros 64 64 64. After their 12th career match, Delpo now owns an 8-4 edge over the top-ranked American.

Fans are in for a Semifinal treat. The 2009 US Open Champion gets Rafael Nadal next.

Andy Taylor Narrator 2018 US Open 041 Juan Martin Del Potro Quarterfinal Match Recap

NEXT: [3] Juan Martin Del Potro -03- (ARG) vs [1] Rafael Nadal -01- (ESP)

[vector_icon icon=”fas-fa check”] QF: def [11] John Isner -11- (USA) 67(5) 63 76(4) 62 | Arthur Ashe Stadium
[vector_icon icon=”fas-fa check”] R4: def [20] Borna Coric -20- (CRO) 64 63 61 | Arthur Ashe Stadium
[vector_icon icon=”fas-fa check”] R3: def [31] Fernando Verdasco -32- (ESP) 75 76(6) 63 | Arthur Ashe Stadium
[vector_icon icon=”fas-fa check”] R2: def Denis Kudla -72- (USA) 63 61 76(4) | Louis Armstrong Stadium
[vector_icon icon=”fas-fa check”] R1: def Donald Young -246- (USA) 60 63 64 | Louis Armstrong Stadium

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[3] Juan Martin Del Potro -03- (ARG)

9-years-ago he captured his first Grand Slam title right here in Arthur Ashe Stadium, defeating Rafael Nadal in the Semi’s, then 5-time defending champion Roger Federer in a thrilling 5-set Final. He’s a Davis Cup Champion, an Olympic Bronze and Silver Medalist, and with victories this year at Indian Wells and Acapulco – now owns 22 ATP World Tour Singles titles. He’s reached 4 Finals this year alone – and comes into this year’s US Open with a career-high ranking of world #3. A Semifinalist here last year – From Argentina, please welcome 2009 US Open Champion…Juan Martin Del Potro.

[11] John Isner -11- (USA)

The top-ranked American on Tour – on Sunday, he defeated Milos Roanic – and is back in the US Open Quarterfinals for the first time since 2011. The past six months…have been extraordinary. In Miami, he defeated three top-10 opponents to capture his first Masters-1000 title; and a week later, helped lift Team USA back into the Davis Cup Semifinals. At Wimbledon, he reached his first Grand Slam Semifinal – setting a tournament record, pounding 214 total aces – and returned to the States with a career-high ranking of World #9. He then won his 6th consecutive title at the US Open Series event in Atlanta, and now owns 14 career ATP World Tour Singles titles. Competing in his 12th US Open, from Greensboro, North Carolina – Please welcome the #1 American…John Isner.