Roger Federer has defeated John Isner of USA in the quarter final of men’s tennis singles tournament of London Olympics. Federer won the match in the straight sets by 6-4, 7-6 (5). Federer hasn’t won a Gold medal in the singles event of the Olympics yet. But, the kind of form he is in at the moment, he might end up winning his first gold medal in the singles event this time around. He took just 85 minutes to knock Isner out of the competition.
In the first set, both the players started well and in the first eight games, none of the two players got a breakthrough. The scorecard was showing 4-4 at that time. But, in the ninth game, Federer broke the service of Isner and then held his service in the tenth game to win the set by 6-4. In the second set, both the players didn’t let their service broken in the first 12 games and the scores were tied at 6-6. The set went into the tie breaker. Federer maintained his composure in the tie breaker and played sensibly to win the second set by 7-6.
After the match, Federer told the reporters that he is playing the best tennis of his life at the moment. On being asked about the match, Federer said that the second set was pretty close and could have gone either way. Isner played well and made him work quite hard for his points, especially in the second set. In the semifinal, Federer will play against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina. On being asked about that match, Federer answered that Tsonga has performed brilliantly in the last one year and he has great control over his service. It would not be easy for him to go past Tsonga.