Result: John Isner gets better of Nicolas Almagro in Miami Masters

John Isner returns a shot to Milos Raonic of Canada during the Western & Southern Open on August 15, 2013
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John Isner claims the only two break points of the match to beat Nicolas Almagro in straight sets and book his place in the quarter-finals of the Miami Masters.

Home favourite John Isner has advanced to the quarter-finals of the Miami Masters courtesy of a 7-5 6-3 win over Nicolas Almagro in Florida this evening.

In a battle of two big servers, the American claimed the only break of each set to record his first hard-court victory over Almagro after 72 minutes of action.

Games were exchanged throughout the opener, with Almagro appearing the more likely to break, having missed two opportunities in the seventh game and held to love on his own serve three times.

However, it was Isner who went ahead by clinching the first set with a break in the 12th game.

The second set was a similar story, but this time it took Isner three attempts to get his break in the sixth game, with Almagro fighting in vain to try to avoid falling further behind in the contest.

There was little time for the Spaniard to battle back, though, as Isner fired down two comfortable service games on his way to securing a victory which sets up a last-eight meeting with Tomas Berdych.

John Isner celebrates his win over Novak Djokovic during the Western & Southern Open on August 16, 2013
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