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Hall of Fame Open LIVE: Maxime Cressy prevails in All-American blockbuster, beats 2nd seed John Isner 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 – Check Highlights

Hall of Fame Open LIVE: Maxime Cressy prevails in All-American blockbuster, beats 2nd seed John Isner 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 – Check Highlights

Hall of Fame Open LIVE: John Isner to face Maxime Cressy in blockbuster all-American semifinal at Hall of Fame Open – Follow Isner vs Cressy LIVE updates
Hall of Fame Open LIVE: Maxime Cressy booked a place in the Hall of Fame Open final with a stunning win over John Isner. The two Americans went shot for shot in Newport on Saturday, but it was the fourth seed Cressy who prevailed to reach the summit clash. The 25-year-old will now face the […]

Hall of Fame Open LIVE: Maxime Cressy booked a place in the Hall of Fame Open final with a stunning win over John Isner. The two Americans went shot for shot in Newport on Saturday, but it was the fourth seed Cressy who prevailed to reach the summit clash. The 25-year-old will now face the winner of the Alexander Bublik vs Jason Kubler clash. Follow Hall of Fame Open 2022 LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN

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Hall of Fame Open LIVE: Maxime Cressy prevails in All-American blockbuster, beats 2nd seed John Isner 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 – Check Highlights

Maxime Cressy’s breakout 2022 season continued Saturday at the Infosys Hall of Fame Open, where the American reached his third final of the year with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory against four-time Newport champion John Isner. The fourth seed ended Isner’s 10-match tournament winning streak with a strong serving performance and a consistent baseline game that helped him get the better of the few rallies in the match.

“John just completely levelled up on the serve starting in the second set,” Cressy said in his on-court interview. “Just hitting the lines and hitting many more aces. I just had to focus on what I could control, my serve. He definitely played a big level starting in the second set.

“The opportunities came and I seized one of them, by luck. I apologised to him, but I guess I created the luck by staying patient.”

Hall of Fame Open LIVE: Maxime Cressy prevails in All-American blockbuster, beats 2nd seed John Isner 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 – Check Highlights

That luck came late in the third set, when Cressy secured the decisive break in bizarre circumstances. After Cressy brought up a break chance with strong returning, he lobbed a desperate shot just over the net at ad-out. But the ball travelled back onto his side of the net after bouncing, leaving Isner unable to make a play on the ball from an awkward position.

Cressy dominated the opening set, with Isner receiving a visit from the tournament physiotherapist for an apparent calf problem. But after dropping serve twice in the opener, Isner dialled in on both serve and return in set two as he forced a decider. The younger American was back in control in the final set as Isner began to misfire from the baseline under heavy pressure from deep Cressy returns. After saving two break points at 1-2 in the decider, Isner could not escape later in the set.

Hall of Fame Open LIVE: Maxime Cressy prevails in All-American blockbuster, beats 2nd seed John Isner 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 – Check Highlights

Cressy finished with 22 aces to the his opponent’s 13, winning 86 per cent (32./37) of his first-serve points in the one-hour, 51-minute contest. With the victory, Cressy advanced to the third tour-level final of his career, with all three coming this season. He is seeking his first title after falling just short in Melbourne against Rafael Nadal and in Eastbourne against Taylor Fritz.

Now 2-0 against Isner this season following his five-set win at the Australian Open, Cressy awaits the winner of Saturday’s second Newport semi-final between third seed Alexander Bublik and Aussie Jason Kubler. The American has moved up 81 spots in the Pepperstone ATP Rankings since the end of the 2022 season, the biggest rise among players inside the top 50. Currently, at a career-high of No. 41, Cressy is up to No. 34 in the Pepperstone ATP Live Rankings and could move as high as No. 32 with the title in Newport.

Hall of Fame Open LIVE: Maxime Cressy prevails in All-American blockbuster, beats 2nd seed John Isner 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 – Check Highlights

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