Wolf ousts Tiafoe in Dallas Open quarters, Isner advances

DALLAS. JJ Wolfe took a three-set victory over No. 2 seed Frances Tiafoe, and John Isner won his 500th career tiebreaker with another straight win in the Dallas Open quarter-finals on Friday.

Wolff reached his second career semi-final by removing two break points in the All-American decider to complete a 4–6, 6–3, 6–4 victory with his 11th ace in his second match point.

The fifth-seeded Incer returned to the semi-finals in his second year of the tournament in his hometown after a 7-6(8), 7-5 win over unseeded Emilio Gomez of Ecuador.

Top seed Taylor Fritz faced fellow American No. 7 seed Marcos Giron in another quarter-final later on Friday.

Wolf lost twice to Tiafoe, last year’s US Open semi-finalist, while having nine break points in the first set. The 24-year-old did not have another break point until the final game.

“Usually I don’t think about the result, so I just fed on the energy of the fans and played every point as hard as I could,” Wolf said.

Isner is the first ATP Tour player to reach 500 tiebreak wins. Roger Federer is second with 466 points.

Isner and Gómez, who were in his first tour-level quarter-final, won all points on their tiebreaker service until Isner took a 9–8 lead on Gómez’s service before serving the first set.

Inser ended the match with a single break, and the big-serving American never had a break on serve in any of his three matches.

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