On May 7, at 14: 00 Moscow time, Tim will fight Isner in the 1/4 final of the Masters in Madrid. Will John be able to continue to go through the tournament due to a powerful serve? Bookmakers don't believe in the American.
Tim is the 4th racket of the world. At the beginning of the season, he reached the 4th round at the Australian Open, and then played indistinctly in Doha and Dubai. Due to knee problems, he missed the Masters in Miami and Monte Carlo, as well as the dirt tournament in Belgrade. In Madrid, Dominic started with an easy win over Giron (6-1, 6-3), and then proved stronger than Alex de Minor (7-6, 6-4), losing two games on his serve.
Isner is ranked 39th in the ATP rankings. He missed the Australian Open and the Monte Carlo Masters, and played well only in Miami, reaching the 4th round. Few people expected him to succeed in Madrid, but John's serve works perfectly here: 28 aces against Ketsmanovich (6-3, 7-6), 32 aces against Bautista-Agut (6-4, 6-7, 7-6) and 29 aces against Rublev (7-6, 3-6, 7-6). Interestingly, Andrey made two breaks during the whole game (both in the second set), and John didn't even have a break point.
Personal meeting statistics
Score in personal meetings: 1-1. Both matches took place in 2015: in the semifinals of the clay tournament in Nice, Dominique won (7-6, 6-3), and John took revenge on hard-in the first round of the tournament in Beijing (7-5, 6-1).
- Tim has twice reached the final here: in 2017, he lost to Nadal, and in 2018-to Alexander Zverev.
- 1/4 finals (2015, 2018) - Isner's best result at the Madrid Masters.
Forecast from LiveResult.ru
Isner, of course, impressed with the number of aces in three matches played (89), but to defeat Tim, one serve will definitely not be enough for him. John beat Rublev without a single break, successfully playing on tiebreaks, but it is absolutely hard to believe that he will be able to play like this against the "prince of dirt". I think the Austrian will make 1-3 breaks, and calmly go to the semifinals.