Escobedo outlasts Isner in US Men’s Clay Court quarterfinal

HOUSTON (AP) — Ernesto Escobedo outlasted second-seeded John Isner 7-6 (6), 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5) on Friday in the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship to reach his first ATP Tour semifinal. The 20-year-old Escobedo gave up 9 inches to the 6-foot-10 Isner, and overcame a 35-10 ace disadvantage in the all-American opening quarterfinal at Forest Oaks. Isner won the 2013 tournament. Escobedo...
9 days ago

John Isner advances in US Men's Clay Court Championship

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Nicolas Mahut hit a shot from the stands during a Davis Cup match

We sometimes see baseball or basketball players diving into the crowd to make a play, but it’s more unusual to see it in tennis. That’s what France’s Nicolas Mahut did during a doubles match against Great Britain in the Davis Cup quarterfinals Saturday, though. His momentum returning one shot carried him out of the court and into the stands section, and an opponent then smashed...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Should we enjoy watching John Isner?

7-6, 6-7, 6-7. This was the final score of John Isner’s third round loss to Alexander Zverev in the Miami Open. Each player won 50% of the total points, and all three sets were pushed to tiebreakers. This sort of loss would be an anomaly for most of the tennis players on tour, but for John Isner, it’s just another Monday. Perhaps that’s a bit harsh. After all, Isner is a talented...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson beats Isner to advance to 2nd round in Acapulco

MEXICO CITY (AP) American Steve Johnson advanced to the second round of the Mexican Open with a surprisingly easy 6-4, 6-4 win over countryman John Isner on Monday night. The 27 year-old Johnson, who is ranked 24th in the world, needed only 65 minutes to take care of Isner, who was seeded eighth in Acapulco and No. 22 in the ATP rankings. It was Johnson*s third straight win over...
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February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

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...
Via Stack
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

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...
Via Associated Press
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephens, Isner each confident of playing in Australian Open

Americans Sloane Stephens and John Isner are confident of playing in the Australian Open despite withdrawing from their final Hopman Cup matches against the Czech Republic with injuries. Stephens retired Friday with a sore left wrist after losing the first set of her match to Petra Kvitova 6-3. She'll have scans to rule out any serious injury and plans to compete at next week's...
Via Associated Press
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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