US Open 2018 QF: (4) Juan Martín del Potro vs (11) John Isner

Who will reach the US Open SF?

  • Del Potro in 3

    Votes: 7 13.7%
  • Del Potro in 4

    Votes: 24 47.1%
  • Del Potro in 5

    Votes: 5 9.8%
  • Isner in 3

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Isner in 4

    Votes: 8 15.7%
  • Isner in 5

    Votes: 7 13.7%

  • Total voters
    51

Fedeonic

Hall of Fame
We reach the last eight and we get a more than interesting match between Johns, Isner trying to reach his first US Open SF and del Potro vying to reach a third one at Flushing Meadows. Juan Martín leads 7-4 in the H2H, but the last 6 matches went 3 for each side. Schedule to be announced.
 

Sport

G.O.A.T.
Close to call. Del Potro is the obvious favorite, but the match will likely be decided in a few details in the tie-breaks.

Delpo in 4 or 5 is my prediction.
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
Del Potro is so solid in Slams outside Australia. He knows this is his best shot at the 2nd Slam.
 

mightyrick

Legend
This match is extremely difficult to call. It seems like it is almost 50-50. Both guys seem to be playing great.

The only possible edge I can give is to Isner. He's got the home crowd behind him. And I think Isner, by playing Raonic in his prior match, is much better prepared for the Del Potro matchup. Whereas, Coric was a terrible lead-in to playing Isner.

Isner in 4.
 

AndyM

Legend
No it's New York lot of argentinians there will definitely be a mix crowd maybe more support for del Potro
 

Hippolyta

New User
Isners wife is due to have a baby very soon.I don't know where abouts in the USA they live
but he has said that no way will he miss the birth.(Understandably )so Del Potro may get a walkover
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
We reach the last eight and we get a more than interesting match between Johns, Isner trying to reach his first US Open SF and del Potro vying to reach a third one at Flushing Meadows. Juan Martín leads 7-4 in the H2H, but the last 6 matches went 3 for each side. Schedule to be announced.
Del po in 4
He has far superior groundies
 
Delpo will be consistently aggressive unlike Isner's last few opponents. Isner won't have chance to pressure Del Potro enough to win.
 

Freddy Cat

Professional
I'm praying for an Isner vs Nadal SF, as I really loved how Isner implemented a full-on serve and volley strategy vs Raonic in that fifth set, when Raonic was returning a mile behind the baseline. If he did this against Nadal, he'd make him very uncomfortable on return.

While I'd love to see Isner continue to implement that tactic, I don't see that as likely against DelPo, who doesn't really stand back to take on John's serve. Maybe the high bounce on these courts will make a difference. Isner's going to be feeling really confident going into this match. I expect it to be tight.
 

3fees

G.O.A.T.
Isner v Del Potro, This could be a tough match for either one...I'll be swiss in this one neutralite..

Cheers
3Fees :)
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
I am rooting for del Potro and predicting he will win in 4 sets. Didn't know about Isner's baby situation - when is the baby due?

I am glad this is the first matchup of the day, during the height of the heat... it already feels like 100 degrees today, unfortunately ):
 

NoleFam

Talk Tennis Guru
Brad Gilbert just said this is the hottest day he has ever seen at the USO since the day Nishikori beat Djokovic in the QF in 2014.
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
Just looking at Marko Djokovic in the 1st round of Seville. Won 3 qualies matches easily as a 5-1 underdog lol.

Technique makes me doubt they're related lol
 

Red Rick

Bionic Poster
This is what slow courts do

They let slow trolls retrieve ****

Meanwhile, Delpo's racket head control on the forehand is so underrated
 

TripleATeam

G.O.A.T.
Google said at the start of 4-4, JMDP had won a total of 5 receiving points and Isner had won 4? Is this true?

Haven't started watching yet.
 
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