Tough stuff for Roger Federer that wasn’t able to overcome a rather impressive John Isner in Paris.

The American Giant played really well not only on his service games, but also during the rallies from the baseline. Eventually John won 7-6 (3) 3-6 7-6 (5) in 2 hours and 16 minutes. Match Stats

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Federer: He served great in the breakers

Roger thinks that the big difference was Isner’s performance during the breakers “Does indoors maybe help him there a little bit? Potentially. He’s got the size, got the power, got the angles. I thought he did very well today when he needed it. The ‘breakers, he served great. Those are the ones he needed. That was the difference.

At the US Open, I won my tie-breakers. Here, I lost them. It’s a pity. I didn’t play a bad match. I haven’t been broken during six sets against him, and I lost the match. This is how it happens against John.  It’s always on his racquet, especially indoors.”

 



 

Next vs. Ferrer

John will face David Ferrer in the quarters. David leads the American 5-1.

 
 

STRONG PERFORMANCE FROM JOHN     
                                 


 

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Mark2092
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I do not think that Federer was so desperate after losing. It is like he is a sort of happy for saving some energies for the WTF

Warren
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basel and paris back to back. i never thought he could win paris. at any stage he could go out.

Steven Dan
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Paris wasn`t definitely one of his priorities. Winning the WTF for the 7th time would be really special