John Isner and Tomas Berdych will meet this afternoon in the final of the ATP Winston-Salem Open
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John Isner’s superb 2012 season just keeps getting better. The world No. 10 entered this week’s Winston-Salem Open as the defending champ but faced a very tall order due to the strength of the field in this year’s competition. Last night on Centre Court he met top seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semi-finals. He rose to the occasion, getting the better of the Frenchman in a third set tie-breaker for a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(3) triumph.
Isner will now take on Tomas Berdych in the final. The big Czech met Isner’s compatriot Sam Querrey yesterday, claiming a 6-4, 6-3 win. Berdych was especially clinical against Querrey’s second serve, which led to five breaks. Incredibly, the second seed won 73 percent of the points played on Querrey’s second serve.
Berdych holds a 2-1 head to head record against Isner prior to this match, but the American won the only previous meeting between the two players on a hard court. We can expect another great effort from the defending champ. He loves playing in this event and looks more and more confident as the week goes on. It remains to be seen whether or not he’ll have enough about him to beat Berdych today though.