John Isner reaches semifinals

Updated: April 12, 2013, 10:36 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Fifth-seeded John Isner had 19 aces, the fastest at 146 mph, to overpower Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 on Friday night in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship quarterfinals.

The 6-foot-9 American dominated his 5-9 opponent in the first set, but Berankis fought back to take the second set, handing Isner a break in the eighth game. Isner had 10 aces in the third set, two on the final two points, and 90 percent of his first-serve points.

"I felt when ...

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