John Isner, Ryan Harrison to meet

Updated: July 13, 2012, 5:08 PM ET
Associated Press

NEWPORT, R.I. -- John Isner feels as though he can come up with an overpowering serve whenever he needs it.

He showed it Friday.

Isner, the top seed and defending champion, advanced to the semifinals at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships by beating South Africa's Izak Van der Merwe 6-4, 7-6 (2).

The 6-foot-9 Isner will face No. 6 seed and fellow American Ryan Harrison, who also advanced to the semis Friday on Newport's grass courts. Harrison was ahead 6-4, 3-0 when ...

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