Top seed John Isner returns the ball to Dennis Novikov in their quarterfinal match at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, Friday, July 21, 2017, in Newport, R.I. Isner won 6-4, 6-4. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Elise Amendola

Second-seeded John Isner beat Slovakia's Lukas Lacko 7-5, 6-4 on Friday to reach the BB&T Atlanta Open semifinals

July 28, 2017

ATLANTA (AP) Second-seeded John Isner beat Slovakia's Lukas Lacko 7-5, 6-4 on Friday to reach the BB&T Atlanta Open semifinals.

Seeking his fourth Atlanta title in five seasons, the big-serving Isner will face third-seeded Gilles Muller of Luxembourg. Muller beat American Tommy Paul 6-3, 6-1.

Isner won the Hall of Fame Open on Sunday in Newport, Rhode Island, for his 11th career title - all at the ATP World Tour 250 level. The 6-foot-10 former University of Georgia star lost to Nick Kyrgios last year in the final at Atlantic Station after winning the hard-court event the previous three seasons.

Fourth-seeded Ryan Harrison also advanced, beating Christopher Eubanks 6-1, 6-2 in an all-American match. Top-seeded Jack Sock of the United States faced fifth-seeded Kyle Edmund of England in the night match.

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