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ATLANTA -- Three-time defending champion John Isner won the tallest matchup in ATP World Tour history, beating Reilly Opelka 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday in the BB&T Atlanta Open semifinals.The 6-foot-10 Isner had 22 aces and never faced a break point against the 6-foot-11 Opelka, the 18-year-old Michigan player who replaced the former University of Georgia star as the tours tallest player.I had to stay focused and keep holding my serve, and thats exactly what I did. I think experience was on my side, Isner said. But were going to be seeing a lot of Reilly in the future.... Hes way more advanced than I was at 18. I wish him all the success in the world.The top-seeded Isner has won 15 straight matches in the hardcourt event and reached the final for the sixth time in seven appearances. He has 10 tour titles, the last a year ago in Atlanta.I wish we could play every week in Atlanta, Isner said. I think Id be No. 1 in the world.After winning the second set, Isner left the court for nearly nine minutes to changes clothes in the hot and humid conditions. He broke Opelkas serve -- with Opelka ending the game with a double fault -- to take a 3-2 lead, and broke again for a 5-2 advantage.Opelka was playing his third tour event. He lost in the first round in the first two.It was a good week, Opelka said. I had some good matches. I was pretty happy with how everything went this week.Isner will face second-seeded Nick Kyrgios of Australia. The American is 2-0 against Kyrgios, winning in Montreal on a hardcourt last season and last year in Madrid on clay.Hes a shot-maker, Isner said about Kyrgios. Hes proven he can beat anyone in the world.Kyrgios beat Japans Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the afternoon.It was a hot and humid day, Kyrgios said. Yoshi is a great player and makes you play a lot of balls and a lot of rallies. The crowd was great today, too.Kyrgios had 16 aces and saved three of four break points he faced. He won in Marseille, France, in February for his lone tour title.I knew at the start of the week that I could get this far, Kyrgios said. Its not really surprising, but its rewarding for sure.Nishioka was playing his first tour semifinal.I think I played very well, but he has a great serve, Nishioka said. He has a great second serve and I didnt have many chances to break. I couldnt put pressure on his first serves either. Patrick Corbin Diamondbacks Jersey. The Browns coaching search remains incomplete. Paul Goldschmidt Diamondbacks Jersey. -- Charlie Graham stopped 67 shots as the Belleville Bulls edged the visiting Guelph Storm 6-5 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action. At a news conference Tuesday where it was thought that the fiery Schallibaum may be shown the door after a dismal finish to the Major League Soccer season, team president Joey Saputo said no decision has been made on whether the Swiss Volcano will be back in 2014. Curt Schilling Diamondbacks Jersey. -- About a third of the way through the regular season, the Washington Wizards are at . Yasmany Tomas Jersey. Boucher previously coached the Tampa Bay Lightning and had a 97-78-20 record over two-plus seasons. He was dismissed by the team last March after the Lightning struggled in the lockout-shortened season with a 13-18-1 record. Brendan Venter will head up the coaching Indaba which meets next week to find solutions to the Springboks recent plight.South Africa finished third with two wins from six in this years Rugby Championship and were on the wrong end of a 57-15 hammering at the hands of the All Blacks on Saturday in Durban.With South Africa preparing for their four-match end-of-season tour, Venter and ex-Boks psychologist Pieter Kruger will chair the two-day meeting in Cape Town next week which focuses on the current playing trends across a wide range of areas of game play and seek alignment within SA Rugby on ways to ensure rugby excellence and continuous improvement to remain a top rugby-playing nation, according to a SARU statement.Springboks coach Allister Coetzee will attend, along with his coaching staff, while CEOs and coaching staff of the six Super Rugby franchises have also been invited alongside SARU, ex-Boks coaches, players and a representative from MyPlayers, the players organisation.Also on the agenda will be SARU addressing longer term interventions to assist the Springbok team.The Boks have been without star No.dddddddddddd8 Duane Vermeulen for the Rugby Championship campaign and he has spoken out to on the current state of South African rugby.I want to be part of the Boks but the way things are going now I cant see a positive outcome, Vermeulen told We need an intervention and I cant sit silently on the side and say nothing any more.I feel its always the coaches that have their say in a team environment and as a player there is no time to focus and to talk about issues in SA rugby. We only focus on the game itself. I feel the need to speak up, for the players.It was ugly watching the game on Saturday. We were a powerhouse in world rugby and I feel it is my duty to also make a stand and say something on the record about the situation.I dont know how much respect there is for players any more. I feel for them and its partially our fault because we stay silent. It also starts at the top and we need clear and decisive leadership. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '


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