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John Isner defeats Andy Roddick in US Open Tennis 2009 Third Round

Flushing Meadows, New York, USA
September 5, 2009 

USA  Andy Roddick has been upset by fellow American USA  John Isner in the Third Round of 2009 US Open 2009. 55th ranked John Isner beat the 2003 US Open champion 7-6 (3), 6-3, 3-6, 5-7, 7-6 (5) to advance to the fourth round of the tournament. Isner has served 38 aces in a thrilling match that lasted 3 hours and 51 minutes. In the final set tie-breaker Isner moved quickly to 5-3, but Roddick served two consecutive aces to make it 6-5 and Isner won the match on his serve.

John Isner quotes

"I had to play the match of my life, I've proven I can play with anybody."

Andy Roddick vs John Isner

Match Preview

Andy Roddick beat Bjorn Phau and Marc Gicuqel in the tournament so far without dropping a set. He is currently ranked No. 5 in the world. Roddick is a one time Grand Slam winner, winning the US Open in 2003. He is the finalist at 2009 Wimbledon losing to Roger Federer in a 5 set thriller which went to 16-14 in the final set. World No. 55 John Isner has made it to the third round of US Open in 2007 and 2009. He lost in the first round at 2009 Australian Open.

Head to Head

Andy Roddick holds a 2-0 head to head record against John Isner. Roddick beat Isner in the semifinal of 2009 Legg Mason Tennis Classic.

Andy Roddick in US Open Tennis 2009
September 03, 2009Second Round Defeated Marc Gicquel6-1, 6-4, 6-4
August 31, 2009First Round Defeated Bjorn Phau6-1, 6-4, 6-2

John Isner in US Open Tennis 2009
September 03, 2009Second Round Defeated Marsel Ilhan6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)
August 31, 2009First Round Defeated Victor Hanescu6-1, 7-6 (16-14), 7-6 (7-5)

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