Juan Martin del Potro roars past John Isner and into US Open semi-finals

Juan Martin del Potro celebrates

Juan Martin del Potro has moved into the semi-finals of the US Open after beating John Isner in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The 2009 champion is still a huge favourite with the New York crowd, and he enjoyed much of the home support despite facing the American number one.

It proved to be a real battle for both players out there as the combated the heat, and both visibly struggled as the ATP’s extreme heat policy was in full force.

However, it was Isner who wilted first, despite winning the first set on a tiebreak, and Del Potro was able to wrestle control and secure a 6-7 6-3 7-6 6-2 passage into the semi-finals.

Del Potro will now face either world number one Rafael Nadal or Dominic Thiem for a place in the final.

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