John Isner of US beats Stanislas Wawrinka 7-5, 7-5 to reach Serbia Open finalBy AP
Saturday, May 8, 2010
American Isner reaches final of Serbia Open
BELGRADE, Serbia — John Isner edged Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland 7-5, 7-5 Saturday to reach the final of the Serbia Open final.
The big-serving American broke Wawrinka in the 12th game of each set to reach his fourth career final but his first in Europe.
Wawrinka served two double-faults in the last game of the first set. In the second set, Isner wasted one match point at 5-4 but converted his second when the Swiss player sent a forehand into the net.
Isner will face either Sam Querrey of the United States or Serbian wild-card Filip Krajinovic.
Defending champion Novak Djokovic retired because of breathing problems during his quarterfinal against Krajinovic on Friday.
Djokovic said Saturday he was withdrawing from next week’s Madrid Open because of the problem.