ATP Roundup: Maxime Cressy, John Isner Reach Newport Semis

By Field Level Media
Field Level Media
Field Level Media
July 15, 2022 Updated: July 15, 2022

Maxime Cressy and John Isner earned victories Thursday to set up a meeting in the semifinals of the Infosys Hall of Fame Open at Newport, Rhode Island.

Isner, the No. 2 seed, pushed through with a 7–6 (2), 6–7 (6), 7–6 (5) victory over No. 5 seed Benjamin Bonzi of France. Isner had 29 aces and put 65 percent of his first serves in play during a match that lasted just shy of three hours.

Cressy, the No. 4 seed, got past fellow American Steve Johnson with a 6–7 (3), 6–4, 6–4 victory. He overcame 12 double faults by logging 27 aces while winning 90 percent of first-serve points (55 of 61).

In the opposite side of the bracket, No. 1 seed Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada fell 4–6, 6–3, 7–6 (4) to Jason Kubler of Australia in a second-round match. Kubler’s victory was the resumption of a match from Wednesday that was suspended due to darkness.

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No. 2 seed Andrey Rublev of Russia advanced to the quarterfinals at Bastad, Sweden, with a 7–5, 6–4, 7–6 (2) victory over Federico Coria of Argentina.

Rublev will move on to face Laslo Djere of Serbia, who was a 7–5, 6–2 winner over Swiss qualifier Marc-Andrea Huesler.

No. 8 seed Sebastian Baez of Argentina also advanced to the quarterfinals with an easy 6–2, 6–3 victory over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain. Baez next will face Dominic Thiem of Austria, who was a 7–6 (5), 3–6, 6–4 winner over No. 4 seed Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain.