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Jarkko Nieminen - John Isner Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
United StatesJ Isner6666-
FinlandJ Nieminen3743-

Live Comments

  1. - - ISNER 6-3 6-7 6-4 6-3 - GAME, SET & MATCH! Isner brings up three match points, the first of which Nieminen saves with a stunning return of serve! He smiles and the crowd cheers, but an ace on the next point from Isner takes the American into the third round! Men's draw

  2. - - ISNER 6-3 6-7 6-4 5-3 - Nieminen hangs tough! Isner has a match point but amazingly he can't return a Nieminen second serve. And the Finn goes on to hold to prolong the match for at least another game.

  3. - - ISNER 6-3 6-7 6-4 5-2 - Wow! Isner clocks 144mph on a serve! The fastest of the Open so far! Needless to say it's an ace! And what a time to pull that out of the bag at 30-30! Nieminen goes long on the next point and Isner is on the brink of the third round now!

  4. - - ISNER 6-3 6-7 6-4 4-2 - Nieminen does well to save a break point and hang in there with a crucial hold. But Isner will serve now to move within a game of the match.

  5. - - ISNER 6-3 6-7 6-4 4-1 - Isner is on fire at the moment! He booms down a serve of 137mph on his way to another held service game and a three-game lead in the fourth set.

  6. - - ISNER 6-3 6-7 6-4 3-1 - BREAK! Isner runs around onto his forehand to hammer a winning return and bring up break point! And he takes it as Nieminen fails to return!

  7. - - ISNER 6-3 6-7 6-4 2-1 - Isner lands a brilliant drop shot to go 30-0 up before he sends Nieminen well wide once again and then finishes off with a free shot into an open court. The Finn takes a seat on the sidelines - he looks knackered after all that running!

  8. - - ISNER 6-3 6-7 6-4 1-1 - Brilliant play from Isner again as he manoeuvres his opponent around the court with ease. But he hits his next shot into the net and Nieminen is able to hold.

  9. - - ISNER 6-3 6-7 6-4 1-0 - Isner has really turned up the heat on Nieminen over these last couple of games. Back-to-back aces from the big man bring up game point and as the clock hits exactly two hours, he plays a winner pretty much down the middle of the court with the Finn way out of position.

  10. - ISNER 6-3 6-7 6-4 - SET! Isner clinches it with a massive serve that Nieminen never recovers from. He eventually dumps the ball into the tramlines and Isner roars.

  11. - ISNER 6-3 6-7 - SET! Isner earns two set points in the tie break, but is denied the set when the umpire rules a net cord very late - much to the American's anger. Isner spurns his chance as Nieminen seals the set at his first opportunity. Isner is seething, Nieminen is celebrating.

  12. - ISNER 6-3 6-6 - TIE BREAK! This second set has been rather tighter than the first and Isner holds serve to force a tie break.

  13. - ISNER 6-3 - SET! Isner recovers from his mid-set wobble to regain the break and take the opening set. The crowd are liking that.

  14. - ISNER 5-3 - BREAK! But wait a second, Isner breaks back! He is serving for the first set after Nieminen had done so well to fight back.

  15. - ISNER 4-3 - BREAK! Isner lets his break slip away as Nieminen does exceedingly well to claw his way back into a set in which he was trailing 3-0. Nieminen has silenced the Louis Armstrong court, which is half the battle against the highest ranked American.

  16. - ISNER 2-0 - BREAK! Isner has flown out of the blocks here. He breaks at the first time of asking in front of his own fans on a packed Louis Armstrong.

Jarkko Nieminen

Nationality FIN
Date of Birth 23/07/1981
Height 1.85 m
Weight 77 kg

John Isner

Nationality USA
Date of Birth 26/04/1985
Height 2.08 m
Weight 111 kg

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