2011 U.S. Open: Day 12 action
No. 2 Rafael Nadal of Spain put forth a dominant effort in his 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 quarterfinal victory over No. 21 Andy Roddick of the United States on Sept. 9, 2011. Nadal won 84 points to the 51 won by Roddick in the match.
Shock and awe
His Day 12 match against Spain's Rafael Nadal took just 113 minutes to complete, with American Andy Roddick getting broken six times while failing to convert any of his four break chances.
The defending champion at the U.S. Open, No. 2 Rafael Nadal of Spain has finished in the quarterfinals, finals and as the champion of the year's previous three majors. With a straight-set victory over No. 21 Andy Roddick of the United States on Day 12, he's into the semifinals of this year's event.
Winning 25 of his 40 first-serve points but just nine of his 28 second-serve points didn't help American Andy Roddick in his quarterfinal match against Spain's Rafael Nadal on Sept. 9, 2011.
No. 2 Rafael Nadal of Spain hit 35 winners to 13 unforced errors in beating No. 21 Andy Roddick of the United States, with Roddick hitting 15 winners to 25 unforced errors.
The 2003 U.S. Open champion and runner-up at the tournament in 2006, Andy Roddick's quarterfinal finish in 2011 was his best performance at the tournament since 2008.
Surviving to make the semis
Hitting 47 winners to 20 unforced errors helped No. 4 Andy Murray of Great Britain hold off No. 28 John Isner of the United States for a 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (2) victory on Day 12 at the 2011 U.S. Open. Isner hit 55 winners and 54 unforced errors in the loss.
Heading into his Day 12 quarterfinal match against No. 4 Andy Murray of Great Britain, No. 28 John Isner of the United States had blasted 77 aces. He added 17 more on Sept. 9, 2011 but bowed out of the tournament in four sets.
Covering the court
With a win over No. 28 John Isner on Sept. 9, 2011, No. 4 Andy Murray advanced to the semifinals of all of this year's Grand Slam tournaments.
Making it to the quarterfinals at the 2011 U.S. Open marked American John Isner's deepest ever run in a Grand Slam singles draw.
No. 4 Andy Murray of Great Britain won his only previous meeting with No. 28 John Isner, beating the American in straight sets in the fourth round at the 2010 Australian Open. He improved that head-to-head record to 2-0 with this win at the 2011 U.S. Open.
Finding the sweet spot
After dropping the first two sets of his match against No. 4 Andy Murray, No. 28 John Isner rallied back to take the third set and extend the match on Sept. 9, 2011. But that was as far as his run would go.