Isner gets another shot at Opelka in New York Open semis

John Isner advanced to the semifinals of the New York Open, where he will face the player who knocked him out of the Australian Open

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- John Isner advanced to the semifinals of the New York Open, where he will face the player who knocked him out of the Australian Open.

Opelka upset the ninth-ranked Isner in four sets — all in tiebreakers — in Melbourne. The match between the 6-foot-10 Isner and the 6-11 Opelka was the tallest matchup in Grand Slam history.

The other semifinal will be No. 6 Sam Querrey, a finalist last year in the tournament's debut on Long Island, against Canadian Brayden Schnur. Querrey beat Jason Jung of Taiwan, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, and Schnur outlasted Paolo Lorenzi of Italy, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (5), 7-5.

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