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John Isner double-faults twice late to lose in 5 at Wimbledon

John Isner could hardly believe it, either. What shaped up as another possible lengthy five-setter at Wimbledon for the winner of the longest match in tennis history -- Isner and U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic resumed their suspended third-round match at 10-all in the final set Saturday -- instead wrapped up rather quickly. Isner, a big-serving American seeded 17th, double-faulted...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon marathon man Isner has latest match suspended at 10-10 in fifth set

John Isner is working overtime at Wimbledon yet again. The American, who famously beat France's Nicolas Mahut in a 70-68 fifth set at the All England Club in 2010, had his third-round match Friday with reigning U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic suspended due to darkness with the players tied 10-10 in the final set. Isner won the second and fourth sets via tiebreaker. Cilic won the first...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennis: Importance of Isner’s third-round at Wimbledon

American John Isner has never made it past the third round in his six Wimbledon appearances. This year, he’s looking to change that, and be remembered for something better than his ridiculously long match against Nicolas Mahut, when they played five sets for a total of 11 hours and 5 minutes. John Isner-Nicolas Mahut Wimbledon The three day match has been Isner’s defining...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Americans Jack Sock, John Isner Oust Competition On Clay At French Open

PARIS — Ah, the French Open, the time of year when a certain question is asked repeatedly by American tennis fans: Why can’t the country’s players, particularly the men, find success on red clay? Now comes along Jack Sock, a 22-year-old born in Nebraska and currently residing in Florida, who unabashedly calls the slow stuff “my favorite surface.” “This just suits my game...
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

John Isner makes changes to his coaching staff

A 13 time ATP doubles tour champion, a dedicated member on the ATP board of directors, and a part time analyst for the Tennis Channel, Justin Gimelstob will now coach John Isner. ‘Tis the season to revise each player’s coaching staff. John Isner is taking a page out of Andy Murray’s book and hiring a new coach. The top-ranked American man has signed an agreement that names...
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

John Isner drops out of Australian Open with foot injury

American John Isner has retired from his first-round match at the Australian Open with a foot injury after losing the first two sets to Slovakian Martin Klizan 6-2, 7-6 (6). The 13th-seeded Isner was up 4-0 in the second-set tiebreak Tuesday before Klizan came back to capture the set. Isner quit in the first game of the third set while trailing 30-0. Isner injured his right ankle...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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