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John Isner has withdrawn from the Hopman Cup because of a right knee injury, ending the American team's chances of reaching the tournament final.
Spain and the U.S. were each 2-0 in round-robin play heading into Thursday's deciding match-up. Spain was awarded a walkover into the final.
Isner's knee was strapped during his loss to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France on Tuesday and he later said he was suffering from ''a little tendinitis.''
Although Spain was assured of advancing to the final, Venus Williams was still scheduled to play Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues in women's singles and will partner with Isner's Australian hitting partner, Thanasi Kokkinakis, to play Fernando Verdasco and Medina Garrigues in mixed doubles.
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John Isner withdrew from the Hopman Cup on Thursday with a right knee injury, ending the American team's chances of reaching the final of the eight-country tournament and handing a championship berth to Spain.
Isner, who still hopes to compete at the Australian Open beginning Jan. 14, played with strapping on his knee when he lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France on Tuesday and...
(January 3, 2013) John Isner has withdrawn from the mixed teams Hopman Cup competition due to a right knee injury.
“I don’t necessarily know if it’s tendinitis,” the American said. “It’s sore and it’s caused me a little bit of trouble and from that I’m not able to really load the right way and I’m not really going for my shots like I should.
“My plan now is...
(January 1, 2012) The United States rallied for a 2-1 victory past France on Tuesday for second straight win in the Hopman Cup mixed teams competition in Perth. Venus Williams and John Isner won the mixed doubles rubber 6-7 (5), 6-2, 10-8, winning the last seven points in the match tiebreaker.
France was victorious in the opening singles when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga dominated Isner...