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Juan Martín del Potro - John Isner
US Open men - 4 September 2018

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That was a bit of an epic match, and not always in a good way.

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Del Potro will face the winner of today's next men's singles match - Rafael Nadal or Dominic Thiem.

22:38

Del Potro tells the New York crowd that the US Open is his favourite tournament.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(4) 6-2 ISNER: There's a nice hug between the pair at the net as Isner nets his last shot, and Del Potro allows that famous beam to cross his face after three and a half hours of gruelling tennis.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(4) 5-2 ISNER: Delpo is raring to get back to his seat, ready for the massage from the trainer.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(4) 4-2 ISNER: Isner noted that problem with Delpo's leg and is going to try and make him move.

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Del Potro seems to have some stiffness in his left leg.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(4) 4-1 ISNER: Isner has a break point here and then lashes his return much to his massive frustration.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(4) 3-1 ISNER: Gritty from Isner, who looks exhausted but is summoning up his last reserves.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(4) 3-0 ISNER: And then a straightforward hold of serve for Del Potro who's looking much more composed now.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(4) 2-0 ISNER: There's the break! Del Potro is crushing the return backhand.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(4) 1-0 ISNER: That's the start to the fourth set the Argentinian wanted!

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Isner opts to invoke the ten-minute heat break, unsurprisingly. Time for some air-conditioning.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 6-3 7-6(4) ISNER: Isner shouts at his racquet after he fails to return a Del Potro mishit, and then the third seed steps it up on serve. Another mini-break follows before he serves out the set.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 6-3 6-6 ISNER: Another tie-break, then? Yes.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 6-3 5-6 ISNER: Isner isn't happy with Delpo's rowdy friends in the stands, and that fires him up a touch more.

 

DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 6-3 5-5 ISNER: Hold to love for Delpo, and Isner breathes deeply as he prepares for his own service.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 6-3 4-4 ISNER: Del Potro allows the power of Isner to blister past him and prepares for his serve.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 6-3 4-4 ISNER: Hold to love for Del Potro.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 6-3 3-4 ISNER: Isner's summoning up some power to avoid having to rally - he looks very hot and tired.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 6-3 3-3 ISNER: Isner can look threatening on these return games but there are too many errors - is he simply suffering in the heat?

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 6-3 2-3 ISNER: Del Potro rushes to the net and fails with a drop shot, handing Isner game point.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 6-3 2-2 ISNER: Isner may come to regret his failure to break the Delpo serve there, as the Argentinian reverses strategy, going in on his opponent's forehand.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 6-3 1-2 ISNER: Isner is targeting the Delpo forehand again, which didn't work in the last set.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 6-3 1-1 ISNER: Del Potro has a group of very rowdy fans cheering him on now as he holds serve.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 6-3 0-1 ISNER: Belting serving from Isner past a despairing Del Potro.

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20:40 

Delpo will probably go and change his shorts now.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 6-3 ISNER: A hold to love for the 2009 US Open champion to even things up on serve.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 5-3 ISNER: Isner double-faults on game point but gathers his composure to serve out eventually.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 5-2 ISNER: Game Del Potro with another biff of a first serve.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 4-2 ISNER: Blistering serve from Isner on the advantage to hold serve.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 4-1 ISNER: Isner doesn't even move towards Del Potro's final ace, straight down the line.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 3-1 ISNER: Annoying shorts or no annoying shorts, this is a great break for Delpo, as Isner misses his first serve.

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(He is not allowed to go off court to change his shorts. He suggests he changes them on court. That too is rejected.)

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 2-1 ISNER: Del Potro is complaining about something again - sounds like he wants to go off court to change his shorts.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 1-1 ISNER: Del Potro has break point but Isner sends his next serve a little wider, beyond his reach.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) 1-0 ISNER: Del Potro spends the time between sets complaining about something. He then holds serve.

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DEL POTRO 6-7(5) ISNER: First set to the American, who pounces on slower serves to gain the mini-break before serving it out himself.

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DEL POTRO 6-6 ISNER: To a tie-break it is - and I think we could have predicted that.

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DEL POTRO 5-6 ISNER: More excellent play at the net, with Isner playing beautifully across Del Potro to hold serve.

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DEL POTRO 5-5 ISNER: Delpo mixing up his serve speed now and doing well on the second.

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DEL POTRO 4-5 ISNER: Isner is serving at over 130mph at the moment. Incredible.

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DEL POTRO 4-4 ISNER: Another good hold for the Argentinian.

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DEL POTRO 3-4 ISNER: A rocket of a forehand from Del Potro down the line at 102mph, but Isner still holds.

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DEL POTRO 3-3 ISNER: Absolutely belting serving from Juan Martin Del Potro - although both first and second are slower than Isner's at the moment.

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DEL POTRO 2-3 ISNER: Another hold of serve, which is probably going to be the way things go during this match, let's face it.

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DEL POTRO 2-2 ISNER: Delpo sends his forehand down the Isner throat.

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DEL POTRO 1-2 ISNER: Again, Isner's going after the Delpo forehand with his first serve.

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DEL POTRO 1-1 ISNER: Isner is still using that volley to attack the Del Potro forehand, which is brave but risky.

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DEL POTRO 0-1 ISNER: Nice volley at the net from Isner to level things up at 30-all after a shaky start on his serve.

19:05 

Isner to serve.

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The players are heading out on to court.

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