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(4) John Isner (USA) vs (8) Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) Isner Leads 2-0
09 Los Angeles (U.S.A.) Hard R16 John Isner 6-3 7-6(11)
11 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Montreal Hard R64 John Isner 6-3 6-4

Isner FastFacts:
2011 Highlights:
W: Newport (d Rochus); F: Atlanta (l Fish); SF: Washington (l Monfils); QF: Auckland (l Nalbandian); Houston (l Karlovic)
YTD W-L: 25-18 (15-10 on hard)
YTD Titles: 1/Career Titles: 2
Date of Birth: April 26, 1985
South African Airways 2011 ATP Ranking: 28

• Isner, 26, is putting together the best stretch of his career, having won 14 of his past 18 matches since July… During this span he reached back-to-back ATP World Tour finals for the first time in his career…On July 10 he captured his second career ATP World Tour title in Newport (d. O. Rochus) on grass…He only lost serve once in 54 games…Has improved ranking from No. 46 to No. 28 since July
• Then followed with runner-up in Atlanta on July 24 (l. to No. 9 Fish in three sets after holding two MPs in second set TB)…Two weeks later in Washington he lost to No. 7 Monfils in semi-finals (held one M.P.)…Then lost in 2nd Rd. in Montreal (l. to Troicki) and first round last week in Cincinnati (l. to Stepanek)
• Prior to Newport, his previous best results of the season was the quarter-finals in Auckland (l. to Nalbandian) in January and Houston (l. to Karlovic) in April
• He leads ATP World Tour with most tie-breaks won (26-19) this year and in aces (597)…In first two matches has fired 27 aces
• He is one of four Americans to win an ATP World Tour title this year (Roddick-Memphis, Sweeting-Houston, Fish-Atlanta)

Baghdatis FastFacts:
2011 Highlights:
SF: s-Hertogenbosch (l Dodig); QF: Brisbane (l Roddick); Rotterdam (l Ljubicic); Washington (l Young)
YTD W-L: 20-19 (10-10 on hard)
YTD Titles: 0
Career Titles: 4
Date of Birth: June 17, 1985
South African Airways 2011 ATP Ranking: 60

• Baghdatis, 26, is making his fifth ATP World Tour quarter-final (or better) showing this year and his best result was the semi-finals in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands in June (l. to Dodig)
• Three weeks ago he advanced to the quarter-finals in Washington (l. to Young), his best hard court finish this summer…The past two weeks he lost in the first round in Montreal (l. to Isner) and Cincinnati (l. to Blake)
• The former World No. 8 has a 20-19 match record on the season (10-10 on hard)
• He began the year with a 6-3 mark, opening with a quarter-final in Brisbane (l. to Roddick) and following with third round at Australian Open (ret. vs. Melzer due to groin injury)…Then after QF in Rotterdam, lost six straight matches before breaking streak in May in Munich (d. Benneteau, l. to Dimitrov)
• This is the fifth tournament he’s working with coach Miles Maclagan (began in LA last month)
 
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