John Isner will try for his second straight tournament win in the Citi Open final on Sunday.
John Isner will try for his second straight tournament win in the Citi Open final on Sunday.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Taking control by breaking serve immediately after a rain delay, eighth-seeded John Isner hit 29 aces and came back to beat Dmitry Tursunov 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the Citi Open final.

Isner stretched his winning streak to eight matches, including a title last week at Atlanta in another hard-court tournament that's a tuneup for the U.S. Open.

After dropping Saturday's first set, Isner was ahead on serve 2-1 in the second when, with the match 70 minutes old and a drizzle falling, play was suspended. When they resumed at 30-40, Isner converted the break point with a forehand passing winner on a 12-stroke exchange.

That was all he needed to even the match at a set apiece, and he broke again to lead 3-2 in the third.

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