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Isner gets another shot at Opelka in New York Open semis

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) 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.

The top-seeded Isner beat No. 7 seed Jordan Thompson of Australia, 6-4, 6-1 on Friday night. He will play fellow American Reilly Opelka, a 6-3, 6-4 winner over Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

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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Updated February 15, 2019

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