Murray beats Isner to reach US Open semi-finals | sports | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
Dec 04, 2016-Sunday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Murray beats Isner to reach US Open semi-finals

sports Updated: Sep 10, 2011 02:16 IST

Reuters
Highlight Story

Briton Andy Murray beat big-serving American John Isner 7-5 6-4 3-6 7-6 on Friday to reach the US Open semi-finals.

The 24-year-old Scotsman held off the 22nd-ranked Isner, playing his first grand slam quarter-final, by claiming the fourth-set tiebreaker 7-2 when the American hit a serve return wide to end the three-hour 24-minute quarter-final.

Fourth-seeded Murray will play either defending champion Rafa Nadal or 2003 winner Andy Roddick in the semi-finals.

A three-time grand slam finalist, Murray is trying to become the first Briton to win a grand slam singles crown since Fred Perry won his third US Open in 1936.