Posted July 18, 2012 on AP on Fox
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John Isner lost to Mardy Fish in the last two Atlanta finals and is disappointed he's not going to get another shot at his friendly rival in this year's title match. Isner, the No. 1 seed, won his second-round match, but Fish withdrew from the tournament with a right ankle injury just a few hours earlier. ''It's terrible luck for the tournament, I guess you could say, but it's even worse luck for Mardy,'' Isner said. ''He's a guy who's been down on his luck this year,'' Isner beat Ruben Bemelmans of Belgium 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the second round of the Atlanta Open on Thursday night. Fish, the No. 2 seed and two-time defending champion, was leading Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-4, 3-2 when he pulled out. ''I think we're all wishing a speedy recovery for him,'' Isner said. ''That's tough to swallow. He was winning that match and most likely was going to win it. That's terrible.'' Isne...
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