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

1st set.

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.

2nd set.

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).

3rd set.

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.

1st
Isner
Lajovic
7-6
7
6
6
6
6
5
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
2nd
Isner
Lajovic
1-6
1
6
1
5
1
4
1
3
0
3
0
2
0
1
3rd
Isner
Lajovic
7-5
7
5
6
5
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0

Next Match: John Isner vs. Pablo Carreno-Busta or Gilles Simon – H2H and stats

Isner will play either Pablo Carreno-Busta or Gilles Simon in the 2nd round. The head to head is 0-0 vs. Pablo Carreno-Busta and 3-0 vs. Gilles Simon.

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.

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