• Haas cruises at French Open, Isner back from two sets down

    5/31/13 3:54 PM | Ricky Dimon
    Haas cruises at French Open, Isner back from two sets down Tommy Haas and John Isner on Friday take different routes to a third-round Roland Garros showdown. Haas ousts Jack Sock in straight sets before Isner overcomes Ryan Harrison in five.

    (12) Tommy Haas d. (Q) Jack Sock 7-6(3), 6-2, 7-5

    Haas booked a spot in the third round of the French Open by defeating Sock in two hours and 17 minute on Friday afternoon. Sock, who qualified for the main draw just as Haas did last season, turned in a commendable performance right from the start to make this one competitive even though it ended in straights. The 20-year-old American had more looks than his opponent in the return game throughout the first set, but he was pushed to a tiebreaker and it started to go downhill at 3-3. Haas came up with a mini-break thanks to a brilliant passing shot and he did not drop another point.

    After losing the second easily, Sock recovered in set three. The world No. 118 led by a break and had two break points at 4-1 to go up a double-break. He also held twice in the third after falling into a 0-40 hole. Haas, however, ended up holding for 2-4 and that finally put the momentum back in his corner. The 35-year-old German benefited from a Sock double-fault on break point at 5-5 and he served out the proceedings one game later. Haas finished 11 minutes and three double-faults on his way to a Saturday showdown against John Isner.

    (19) John Isner d. Ryan Harrison 5-7, 6-7(7), 6-3, 6-1, 8-6

    Isner came back from two sets down for the first time in his career and he also ended a streak of six straight losses in five-set matches when he got past Harrison in three hours and 50 minutes on Friday. The 6'9'' American had suffered five-set losses in each of his last four Grand Slams (all four last season), but for a while it looked like he would not even get that far in this one. Harrison used a break at 5-5 to take the first set and saved one set point at 6-7 in the match's only tiebreaker before capitalizing on his second chance at 8-7 to win it.

    Undeterred by the disappointment and determined to get the five-set monkey off his back in style, Isner picked up the pace in the third and fourth. The world No. 21 broke twice in each frame and saved two break points in the process--both in the fourth. Harrison battled admirably in the decider, saving break points in three different games to stay on serve en route to a 6-6 deadlock. The 21-year-old finally cracked on Isner's 10th break chance of the set with a double-fault at 6-6, 30-40. Isner converted his second match point in the final game with a clean forehand winner. A high-quality encounter saw Isner record 61 winners and 52 unforced errors, while Harrison wrapped up his effort with 52 winners and 37 mistakes.

    Find the latest tennis odds at

Tell a friend »


Current ATP-rankings

1. Djokovic 12 500 pts
2. Murray 8 750 pts
3. Federer 8 670 pts
4. Ferrer 6 970 pts
5. Nadal 6 385 pts

Unibet Mobile prematch,live betting

Unibet Mobile betting Unibet Mobile betting

Scan QR code to access Unibet mobile.
Bet on Sports wherever you are and whenever you like, with Unibet's quick and simple mobile client you can place bets, check results and see live odds.
 For more info about QR codes & scanners click here.

ATP Calendar


Recommend Tennistalk

Follow us

Follow Tennistalk on Facebook Follow Tennistalk on Twitter

Tell a friend

Your name:

Friend's name:

Friend's email:

Other tennis links