Eleventh seed, American John Isner in another five-set at Wimbledon lost to No. 73 Alejandro Falla of Colombia 6-4, 6-7 (7), 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5 in the first round of Wimbledon on Monday.
Falla fought off 31 aces from the 6-foot-9 Isner in coming back from two sets to one down and surprisingly won 27 of 34 points at the net.
“I didn’t put my opponent away. I had my chances, and I didn’t do it,” Isner said. “It’s all on me. Was just not great on my part.
“I had to take some time off after the French, and I was back and forth from North Carolina and Florida for family reasons. But, no, I mean, I did what I normally do. I felt fine coming into here.
“It’s just now I get out there sometimes, and lately it’s happening quite a lot, and I get out there in the match and I’m just so clouded. I just can’t seem ‑‑ I just can’t seem to figure things out. I’m my own worst enemy out there. It’s all mental for me, and it’s pretty poor on my part.”
Isner added, “He