Young upsets Isner in 3 sets to reach Memphis Open semifinal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Donald Young upset No. 2 seed John Isner 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (6) on Friday night in the quarterfinals at the Memphis Open for his first victory in four tries over the world's 23rd-ranked player. Young reached his seventh career semifinal and second in Memphis by overcoming the big-serving American in the tiebreakers of a match that took 2 hours, 23 minutes. ...
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Isner advances in Memphis, Querrey ousted in straight sets

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) John Isner served up 26 aces in beating Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Wednesday night to reach the quarterfinals at the Memphis Open. The second-seeded American managed only five of those aces in dropping the first set. Isner, making his debut at this event at The Racquet Club, bounced back by serving up 11 aces in the second set where he won...
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Young beats Opelka in Memphis with Isner, Querrey up next

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Donald Young beat fellow American Reilly Opelka 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Wednesday to reach the Memphis Open quarterfinals. Young held serve to force the first set to a tiebreaker before finishing off Opelka. Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia-Herzegovinia was the first to advance to the quarterfinals by upsetting seventh-seeded Steve Darcis of Belgium 7-6 (2), 6-4. No. 2 seed...
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Sock, Isner win first-round Davis Cup matches vs Switzerland

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Jack Sock and John Isner gave the United States a sweep of Friday's singles matches in a first-round Davis Cup tie against Switzerland. Sock, the world's 20th-ranked player, defeated No. 146 Marco Chiudinellli 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 in the first match at Legacy Arena. Isner dropped the first set before rebounding to beat Henri Laaksonen 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (1). In...
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The Training Plan That Powers John Isner Through His Marathon-Length Tennis Matches

Six years ago, American John Isner played a tennis match that stretched over three days. His 11 hour and 5 minute match against Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon ended with an absurd fifth set, won by Isner 70-68. To this day, it is still the longest tennis match ever played. Though nowhere near as long in terms of actual court time, the grass courts of Wimbledon have once again forced...
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July 07, 2016  |  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...
July 02, 2015  |  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

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