Isner outlasts Anderson to reach Atlanta final
JOHNS CREEK, Ga (AP) – Mardy Fish has a new look and a personal-best winning streak that even top-seeded Andy Roddick couldn’t stop.
Fish extended his streak to nine matches with a 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 upset of Roddick, the No. 9 player in the world, in the Atlanta Tennis Championships on Saturday night. Fish, the No. 6 seed, has not lost a set in the tournament.
“Confidence is a huge part of our sport,” Fish said. “I’m as confident on the court as I’ve ever been right now.”
Fish will face No. 2 seed John Isner in today’s final. Isner beat Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-7 (7-9), 6-3 earlier Saturday.
Following knee surgery last year, Fish has lost 30 pounds, from 200 to 170.
“I’ve worked hard and put away a lot of things I enjoy,” Fish said.
Chakvetadze, Larsson reach Slovenia Open final
PORTOROZ, Slovenia (AP) – Anna Chakvetadze reached her first final in nearly two years, beating local star Polona Hercog 0-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the Slovenia Open on Saturday.
The Russian will play for the title against Sweden’s Johanna Larsson, who advanced to her first WTA final when Ksenia Pervak of Russia retired with a wrist injury while trailing 6-2, 1-0.