Result: John Isner passes Gael Monfils test

John Isner celebrates his win over Novak Djokovic during the Western & Southern Open on August 16, 2013
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John Isner defeats Gael Monfils 7-5 6-2 4-6 7-6[4] to reach the third round of the US Open.

John Isner has sealed his place in the third round of the US Open with a four-set win over Gael Monfils.

The American was impressive not only in dealing with the threat of a unpredictably talented Frenchman, but also a strangely partisan crowd at Flushing Meadows.

A close first set went with serve until Isner broke through as Monfils looked to force a tie-breaker.

However, the second set was a much more straightforward affair for the 28-year-old from North Carolina, who took 32 minutes in wrapping it up 6-2.

Monfils finally broke Isner in the third set, which was enough to see him edge it 6-4 and reduce the deficit to one.

The fourth set was another tight one, which this time went to a tie-breaker. Despite many in the crowd chanting for Monfils, Isner managed to hold his nerve to blast his way to a 7-4 victory.

Victory means that he will play Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber for a place in the fourth round in New York.

Roger Federer waves to the crowd after his fourth round victory over Milos Raonic at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 21, 2013
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