Isner upset by Falla in 1st round at Wimbledon

Associated Press  |  Last updated June 25, 2012

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 24: John Isner of the United States of America plays a forehand in his fourth round match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day seven of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 24, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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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