Wu Yibing becomes first ever Chinese player to win an ATP title by beating Isner in the Dallas Open final

Sunday, 12 February 2023 at 23:16
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It was a dramatic match between Wu Yibing and John Isner as it lasted well over two hours with both players squandering multiple match points before the younger Wu finally won it 6-7(4) 7-6(3) 7-6(12).
It was a proper John Isner match, one where we saw three tiebreaks with no loss of serve from either side. All sets ended in a tiebreak but the final one was an epic one that we probably won't see before. The first one saw Isner save two break points in two different games to drag himself to the tiebreak. He outplayed Wu in the tiebreak taking the first set.
The second set started smoothly for both players as neither was able to create any pressure. Late in the set, Isner crawled his way to a break point which was actually a match point but Wu saved it. He then outplayed Isner in the tiebreak to take it 7-3. The American lost a bit of focus after not using that match point and it proved costly.
The final set saw Isner create a double break chance late in the set but once again he was unable to convert it. Wu held his cool and extended the match into an epic tiebreak. It was a glorious one with moments of brilliance from both players and plenty of suspense. Isner served incredibly but ultimately it wasn't enough as Wu got it done 14-12.
A total of 44 aces from Isner, a combined 101 winners from both players and a record. Wu becomes the first ever Chinese ATP champion and it's well deserved.

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