If John Isner was looking for a good workout at the RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas, he sure got it in this point.
In his first ATP Challenger event in 10 years, Isner—playing with Alex Kuznetsov—faced Ante Pavic and Ruan Roelofse in the quarterfinals after advancing via walkover in the opening round.
With Kuznetsov serving, the Americans took control of the net early in the point, but were forced to the baseline by lobs and cross-court groundstrokes. Returning to the baseline, Isner unleashed a forehand to finally clinch the point.
The top-10 singles star is no slouch on the doubles court, having won two Masters events with Jack Sock among his five titles.
Alas, Isner won’t be adding any first-place hardware in Dallas as he Kuznetsov dropped the match to Pavic and Roelofse.
As he prepares to head north for the New York Open, Isner will go with some much-needed competition under his belt after a brief stay in Australia to kick off the year.
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