PARIS -- John Isner turned a corner this summer and now is playing his best tennis. The big-serving American defeated David Ferrer of Spain 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 at the Paris Masters on Friday, reaching his first semifinal at a Masters 1000 tournament. "This is right up there with making the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open, when I've beaten a handful of good players and I'm playing very well," said Isner, the only unseeded player left in the draw. "This is the first time in my career that I've played this well at this stage of the year." Isner hit 34 winners to 26 for Ferrer. Isner took a 4-1 lead in the first set and clinched it with an ace. But the American sent a forehand wide at 3-2 to drop serve in the second and the fourth-seeded Ferrer leveled the match when Isner netted a forehand return. In the final set, Ferrer sent a forehand long to let Isner break for a 5-3 lead, and the 6-foot-9 American sealed the win with an ace. Clip from http://www.tennistv.com/ they show all the matches, great quality, great website.