The American John Isner beat world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 7-6(5), 3-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinal of the Cincinnati Masters 1000 today. It was Isner’s second win over Djokovic, having first beat him last year in Indian Wells.
After losing the first set in a tiebreak, Djokovic was finally able to break the 6’10″ American’s serve in the second set. But once again in the final set Djokovic was unable to break Isner. Serving to take the match into a third set tiebreak, Isner broke the world No. 1′s serve, grabbing the final set 7-5.
Djokovic was looking to complete what has been dubbed the Career Golden Masters by winning in Cincinnati, the only Masters 1000 he has never won. Denied the victory once again, he will have to try again next year.