Isner vs. Odesnik Quarterfinal Preview & Houston Results
Odesnik vs. Isner:
John & Wayne have met once in 2007, 2008 & 2009. In the eight sets played, five of them have gone to tie-breakers. Odesnik won the first tie-breaker in ’07, but Isner has taken the last four tie-breakers 7-3, 7-2, 7-4, 7-4. Those three matches were all on hard courts and Odesnik will gain an edge as the clay slows Isner’s powerful serve.
While Isner’s career tie-break record is better than Odesnik’s, Odesnik’s experience and winning record on clay may give Odesnik a shot at taking the match without the need for a tie-breaker.
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Taylor Dent was eliminated by Guillermo Canas 2 & 2 as Canas dominated with Dent holding serve only twice in the contest.
Scoville Jenkins was eliminated by Bjorn Phau who is enjoying a great spring performance. Phau advanced in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6(2).
Scott Lipsky (w/Vemic) was eliminated by #2 seed and Solfire sponsored Ashley Fisher with Jordan Kerr. Lipsky & Vemic had only 1 break point opportunity and could not convert while Fisher/Kerr converted 3 of their 6 opportunities. The key differential was Lipsky/Vemic’s 59% win ratio on their 1st serve vs. Fisher/Kerr’s 88% success in winning their 1st serve points.
Wildcard team, Jesse Levine and Ryan Sweeting won two tight sets vs. Levinsky/Vizner in Houston to advance 7-6(6), 6-4. They will face the Australian Team of Fisher and Kerr.
The Bryan Brothers defeated Isner and Parrott 4 & 2 to set up an all American semifinal with James Blake and Mardy Fish.