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John Isner went five sets at Wimbledon again - and lost this time.
The 11th-seeded American blew a lead and was upset by 73rd-ranked Alejandro Falla of Colombia 6-4, 6-7 (7), 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5 in the first round at the All England Club on Monday.
Isner is best known for winning the longest match in tennis history, an 11-hour, 5-minute marathon that ended 70-68 in the fifth set against Nicolas Mahut in the first round of Wimbledon in 2010. Isner also went five sets and more than 5 1/2 hours in the second round at the French Open last month, losing 18-16 to Paul-Henri Mathieu.
Against Falla, the 6-foot-9 Isner hit 31 aces. But Falla won 27 of 34 points at the net, and broke Isner to end the match.
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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.
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American and 11th seeded player John Isner was upset on day one in a five setter against 73rd ranked Colombian Alejandro Falla.
Isner lost 6-4, 6-7(7), 3-6, 7-6(7), 7-5 at the All England Club on Monday.
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