Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan returns a backhand to Nick Kyrgios of Australia during the BB&T Atlanta Open at Atlantic Station on August 6, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP
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Australia's Nick Kyrgios punched his ticket to the Atlanta Open final Saturday by ending the remarkable run of young upstart Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 .Kyrgios advances to his third ATP Tour final of his career where he will face top seed John Isner who defeated teenage wild card Reilly Opelka 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-2 in the other semi-final.In one of the tallest matches ATP men's tennis history, the 2.08 meter (6-foot-10) Isner beat fellow American Opelka, who stands 2.11 meters.Isner hammered 22 aces while the 18-year-old Opelka, who is ranked 837 in the world, finished with four double faults and 15 aces.
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