John Isner survives Dusan Lajovic 7-63 1-6 7-5 in the 1st round in Cincinnati on Sunday after conquering a huge battle. Isner will seek to keep on going in this event against Pablo Carreno-Busta or Gilles Simon in the 2nd round.
Score, report, and key facts
Nothing could divide these 2 players that had to fight for the set only at the tiebreak. Finally, the American won the breaker at 3.
Lajovic was in a great position at the beginning of the set to break Isner in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 3-0. Dusan managed to boost his lead after breaking the American in the 6th (5-1) game before winning the set (6-1).
There was not much difference between them in this set with the exception of 1 break that the American conquered in the 12th game (7-5).
John won this match even if he scored less points than Dusan (105 vs. 109).
Isner served very well to win 80% of the points (59/74) behind his first serve. Nonetheless he won only 36% points (10/28) on his second serve. John blasted 27 aces and he committed 1 double fault. John won this match even if he had some problems in converting his break points because he converted only 20% (1/5). On the other side, Dusan was far from perfect in converting his break points since he converted only 20% of his break points (2/10). That was one of the key issues for his defeat.
After this encounter, the head to head between Isner and Lajovic is 6-1 for John.
Next Match: John Isner vs. Pablo Carreno-Busta or Gilles Simon – H2H and stats
There is no head to head record between John Isner and Pablo Carreno-Busta since this will be the first time that they will face off in the main tour.