John Isner’s incredible North American run has taken him straight to the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup in Montréal. On Thursday, he ousted the young Australian Nick Kyrgios in two sets (7-5, 6-3).
The world no.12 was strong on serve. He hit eight aces and made only one double fault. Kyrgios produced nine aces and made three double faults.
After a first-round loss in Newport, Isner won the event in Atlanta and made it all the way to the final in Washington, falling to Kei Nishikori.
In the quarters, Isner will go head-to-head against Jérémy Chardy of France, who disposed of Ivo Karlovic of Croatia.
Off the courts, Kyrgios’ behaviour towards Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland caused a stir. On Wednesday night, the Australian made some inappropriate comments to the French Open champion—remarks for which he was fined $10 000.
When Kyrgios walked onto National Bank Court today, he was heckled by the crowd. They sent him off in the same fashion.
“It wasn’t that bad. I was expecting it a little,” said Kyrgios in a post-match press conference. “It’s behind me now. Of course, I apologized publicly and privately. I was fined. I think we can move on.”
Kyrgios is not expecting any further sanctions from the ATP.