His friend, Kyle Morgan, a former National Football League player who had worked the American player, died unexpectedly on Monday night, and Isner posted a moving tribute on Instagram that ended: "You were a friend, the best friend I could ever ask for. It wasn't a great quality tennis match, to be honest".
On the first day of play on Sunday, Kei Nishikori handed Roger Federer a surprise defeat as he won 7-6 (4), 6-3 while Kevin Anderson made a winning debut at the tournament with a 6-3, 7-6 (10) victory over Dominic Thiem.
The 21-year old Zverev defeated his 31-year old opponent 6/4, 6/3, in their very first face-off in the finals of the 2017 Rome Masters.
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It was highly competitive with Zverev more than holding his own, and even threatening to break the World No. 1, but his failure to do so belied a worse fate, as he double-faulted away the set for Djokovic to take the lead.
Novak Djokovic overcame an illness - and Alexander Zverev - to advance to the last four of the ATP Finals. On the second, he slowed things down, took a deep breath, bounced the ball 17 times-and 11 more on the second serve-and held, 5-4.
"Germany needs a good tennis player and of course we met many, many times and I think he could be No.1".
Third seed Zverev only won one more game as he committed numerous unforced errors and Djokovic closed out the match inside 67 minutes, moving to the brink of an eighth appearance in the semi-finals. Zverev is obviously the leader.
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Further errors from Cilic saw Zverev race to a 5-1 lead before a classy backhand victor and a unreturnable serve sealed the second-set tiebreak, as well as the opening win. You have to give him credit for that, qualifying for World Tour Finals two years in a row.
"From what I've heard from conversations with people from all of the sides, different sides in this sport, they all want to have one event because it's over-saturated with different cups, different events". I was getting frustrated with myself about that.
Zverev had finished an otherwise extremely tidy opening set with a first double-fault to hand the initiative to Djokovic, and he simply could not wrestle it back.
"Unfortunately today hasn't been great in terms of that", said Djokovic, when asked about his health.
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Cilic kept his hopes of a semifinal berth alive as he came through this year's first three-setter - improving his record at the tournament to a still dismal 2-9.