Isner Reaches Quarterfinals Of U.S. Open
John Isner

Sept. 8, 2011

NEW YORK-----Former Georgia tennis star John Isner beat Gilles Simon of France 7-6(2), 3-6, 7-6(2), 7-6(4) Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open. It marks the first time Isner has reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam.

Isner, seeded 28th, will now face No. 4 Andy Murray for a berth in the semifinals. He is one of two remaining Americans in the U.S. Open along with Andy Roddick, who also won on Thursday. 

"I've definitely seen improvement in John's game," said Georgia head coach Manuel Diaz, who was on hand to watch Isner in the earlier rounds of the U.S. Open. "He's now coming into his own and he's playing with a lot of confidence. His backhand has improved and he's serving very smart. John has an excellent chance against anybody with the way he's played."

Isner reached the fourth round of the U.S. Open in 2009 with a five-set win over Roddick. Two weeks ago he earned his third career ATP World Tour win at the Winston-Salem Open.

Isner was a four-time All-American at Georgia from 2004-07 and led the Bulldogs to the 2007 NCAA championship. He holds the school record for both singles and doubles wins, going 143-28 in singles and 140-25 in doubles.

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