It was never going to be an easy fourth round clash for Swiss ace Roger Federer facing American giant server John Isner but he blasted his way into the quarterfinals of US Open 2015. Federer defeated Isner in tough straight sets 7-6 (0), 7-6 (6), 7-5 at the Flushing Meadows. Federer, seeking his sixth US Open title, will now face No. 12 Richard Gasquet for a semi-finals spot. Also Watch: Novak Djokovic does ‘Gangnam Style’ dance at US Open 2015: Watch him celebrate with fan.
Coming into the match, there were lot of murmurs regarding the prospect of Roger playing against John, with huge focus on his new found weapon – SABR (Sneak Attack By Roger). But the match turned out to be much more than few shots and was actually a nervy test for both the players who displayed fine service games. Very few matches boast of equally matched services from both the players.
With all the three sets going till the last point, it was Federer who snapped Isner’s record and surprising run of 110 consecutive service wins at the US Open. With the first two sets going into the tie-breaker and Isner not dropping his service game, it took Federer a lot of patience to win the match against a tough nut like Isner. In the third set, Federer finally broke Isner to take the set 7-5 and match in the straight sets. Federer now leads Isner 3-0 in overall head-to-head career meetings.