Result: John Isner battles past Jarkko Nieminen

John Isner
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American number one John Isner overcomes strong resistance from Jarkko Nieminen to book his place in round three of the US Open with victory in four sets.

American number one John Isner overcame strong resistance from Jarkko Nieminen to book his place in round three of the US Open.

Isner, who was a quarter-finalist at Flushing Meadows last year, lost his serve early in the opening set but responded with two breaks of his own to edge ahead 6-3.

Both players held serve with supreme authority in set two, winning six service games apiece before Nieminen took the topsy-turvy tie-break 7-5.

Isner survived three break points on his way to claiming the third 6-4. He then comfortably sealed the victory by winning the fourth 6-3.

Isner hit a total of 69 winners, compared to his opponent's 28, and the American out-aced the Norwegian by 23 to five.

Philipp Kohlschreiber or Benoit Paire will provide the opposition for Isner in the next round.

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