Is­ner throws tantrum, reaches semi­fi­nals at Paris Masters

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

John Is­ner won a hard­fought all-Amer­i­can con­test against Jack Sock 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-4 af­ter throw­ing a big tantrum in the Paris Masters quar­ter­fi­nals on Fri­day. Is­ner looked set for a straight­sets win when he served a break up at 4-3 in the se­cond set but lost his cool af­ter a foot-fault call.

Is­ner, who had not dropped his serve once since the start of the week, was un­set­tled by the de­ci­sion. He shouted at um­pire Damien Du­mu­sois, hit a dou­ble fault, and was bro­ken twice in a row, al­low­ing Sock back in the match. But the change in mo­men­tum did not last long. Is­ner, who hit 17 aces, cap­i­tal­ized on Sock’s mis­takes to break him twice early in the de­cider.

The 27th-ranked Is­ner equaled his best re­sult at the in­door tour­na­ment, mak­ing it to the last four for the first time in five years in the French cap­i­tal. Is­ner will play in the semi­fi­nals of a Masters 1000 tour­na­ment for the first time since April 2015.

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