Good to see #Isner beat Novak. Now do it in a major!!!!! Oh and Federer beat Nadal. Maybe Roger is not wash up after all.— nicholas freije (@nickfreije) March 18, 2012
Even though it didn’t happen at a major, American John Isner managed to shock the world by beating the nationally recognized best tennis player in the world, Novak Djokovic.
John Isner fired 20 aces, including one at 135 mph on his fourth match point, to beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic 7-6 (7), 3-6, 7-6 (5) Saturday in the BNP Paribas Open semifinals.
Isner will take on No. 3 Roger Federer in Sunday’s final. Federer topped No. 2 Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 in the other semifinal.
Isner is trying to become the first American winner in the desert since Andre Agassi in 2001.