Isner stuns Del Potro to face Zverev in Miami finals

Goran Ivanisevic makes heavy allegation towards Juan Martin del Potro

Goran Ivanisevic makes heavy allegation towards Juan Martin del Potro

The American stopped Del Potro's 15-match winning streak in its tracks with a 6-1 7-6 (7-2) victory to reach the Miami showpiece.

Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., lost to del Potro in the semifinals of the Indian Wells Masters earlier this month.

He played an nearly flawless semifinal to beat Juan Martin del Potro, and was just good enough against the fourth-seeded Zverev, a precocious 20-year-old German who was bidding for his third Masters 1000 title in the past 12 months. He has a 3-0 edge on Isner, but their past two matches have been three-setters, including last year's three-tiebreaker affair in the fourth round of this tournament.

He couldn't be playing better, or serving better, right now.

Neither player faced a break point until Del Potro staved off one in the ninth game, holding after Isner let his chance slip by firing a return into the net.

Isner dominated the first set, winning three consecutive games to start the match that included the break of del Potro. He has undoubtedly played his best tennis on these big stages.

"I was down in the tiebreak and I was like, I'm losing anyway I might as well be aggressive". "John deserved to win today".

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"We both grew up in Saddlebrook, practising together since I was 14 so I want to thank you for teaching me how to play the game and practising with me from such a young age".

"It's going to be a completely different match".

"What I am doing seems to be normal, but it's not a little thing".

"As always, I have been feeling tight in all my body for the last couple of weeks, but when I get into the court, I love to play tennis", del Potro said afterward.

"Physically, I'm super-fresh and I'm ready to go for the finals". Nishikori has been more consistent in making deep runs at Masters, but his most successful tournament, the Madrid Open, is one that Isner often skips to focus on hard court tournaments.

Carreno Busta thumped compatriot Fernando Verdasco, who had been involved in a heated row with Thanasi Kokkinakis in his previous match, 6-0 6-3, while Anderson took out Frances Tiafoe - playing his second match of the day after finishing off a tie with Tomas Berdych - 7-6 (7-3) 6-4.

While the victor didn't have the sheer number of aces Isner did in the first match with 10, he controlled the match with his serve and won 88 percent of his first-service points, per the ATP World Tour website. A backhand dropper pushed him into Sunday's final.

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