Murray Dominates Isner In Vienna; Ferrer, Karlovic Save Match Points
by Staff | October 28th, 2016, 8:54 pm

Andy Murray rolled into the Vienna semifinals crushing John Isner 6-1, 6-3 to win his 13th straight tour match. Isner was suffering from blisters as Murray ran his mark to 7-0 against the American.

“(Isner’s injury) obviously helped me as from the back of the court he wasn’t really generating much power with his forehand,” said Murray.

“I was then able to dictate most points from the back of the court. I think I returned pretty good, though. It was important to put him under a bit of pressure especially from the beginning of the match.”

Murray will next face David Ferrer who needed to save a match point in a win over Viktor Troicki 6-3, 3-6, 7-5. Ferrer found himself down a break in the third and faced match point serving 3-5. Murray leads the series with Ferrer 14-6.

In the other semifinal, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will meet Ivo Karlovic. Tsonga topped Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2, 7-6(5) while Karlovic saved a match point in 6-7(5), 7-6(5), 6-3 victory over 20-year-old phenom Karen Khachanov.

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20 Comments for Murray Dominates Isner In Vienna; Ferrer, Karlovic Save Match Points

Margot Says:

I think its Travis, but may have been Vagabond, who said: “I’m really looking forward to this Isner match” said no-one ever.
Cruel but funny and true. Fortunately this was over nice and quick!
Andy’s FSP tho., YUK! Usually a sign your legs are heavy and tired so not too hopeful about Paris and WTF where he usually does poorly anyway.

Honfleuraise Says:

Margot, don’t forget he has extra motivation and the rest of the field is also knackered. Paris is always a parade of the walking wounded, plus those who’ve already qualified are anxious to get to London and not prepared to leave their guts on the court. The dangerous players are the ones struggling for the last places but Andy will know this.

Van Persie Says:

Yaay. First ATP match for me this week. Karlovic took 1 set and lwads 3-1 ag Jo. Wow.
Ferrer will run a lot again and lose. Andy in 2 sets

Farah Diba Says:

Congrats Andy for 11th final of the season!Ferrer pulled out injured..Just an incredible season for Andy thus far..and it will be more incredible if he manage to win Vienna and go deep in Paris[if not win it] and London of coz..C’mon Andy!!Just a couple more steps..


J-Kath Says:

Welcome Farah Diba. Looks like Andy is popular with you. We’re often a bit short of support for Andy so doubly pleased to see you.

Farah Diba Says:

Thank you so much J-Kath.It’s a pleasure to cheered for Andy.

Willow Says:

Yeah ill join in welcoming Farah Diba ;-)) ….

Farah Diba Says:

Thank you Willow..Nice to meet you both!

Wog Boy Says:


Are you Persian?

Farah Diba Says:

@Wog Boy,

No,Wog Boy..I am not Persian.

Wog Boy Says:

Farah Diba is, and she is still blood lady.

Farah Diba Says:

Yes Wog Boy,i believe she is.Very classy and elegant..even in her oldie years.But i choose my moniker ‘Farah Diba’ not because of her but my once best friend’s name.Btw,nice to meet you Wog Boy..

RZ Says:

Welcome Farah Diba! As J-Kath mentioned, we Andy fans are a smallish group so company is always welcome :-)

Wog Boy Says:

Nice to meet you too Farah Diba.

Farah Diba Says:

Thank you so much RZ,it’s been a pleasure to support for Andy..whether he once constantly been no 4 or now,no 2[soon maybe no 1..if not this year then next year,at least i guess so].

Thanks Wog Boy..

betsy Says:

I’m an Andy fan too! So excited to watch him climb towards #1:)

J-Kath Says:

My goodness, it’s like the Buses – there’s none for ages and then all of a sudden one comes along followed immediately by no. 2 and then followed closely by no. 3 (waiting for no. 3?).

Betsy – Welcome, welcome -another Andy fan – my goodness, it feels like Christmas.

betsy Says:

haha… I’m just not one to hang around on comment boards…but it’s nice to have strength in numbers :)

Willow Says:

Welcome Betsy ;-) ….

J-Kath Says:

Yep Betsy:

Recently I go on and off myself. Don’t forget to visit.

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