Lobbing 6-foot-10 Isner, Steve Johnson into Citi Open SF

WASHINGTON (AP) Trailing in a tiebreaker against top-seeded John Isner, Steve Johnson managed to put a 146 mph serve into play and then decided to try something even more audacious: lob his 6-foot-10 opponent. Much to Johnson's surprise, the high-arcing backhand worked, winning the point. Hanging in there against the big-serving Isner, Johnson weathered a total of 12 set points...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Johnson edges Isner in 2 tiebreakers in Citi Open

WASHINGTON (AP) Steve Johnson weathered a total of 12 set points and withstood 29 aces from top-seeded John Isner to win their all-American quarterfinal at the Citi Open 7-6 (7), 7-6 (15) on Friday. Johnson even won one point in the first tiebreaker by putting in play a 146 mph serve, then producing a lob winner over the 6-foot-10 Isner, a three-time runner-up at the hard-court...
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6 days ago  |  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...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

John Isner involved in another marathon fifth-set tiebreak at Wimbledon

For a while there Sunday, it looked like John Isner might challenge his own record. Isner, who was part of the longest match in tennis history, found himself in a fifth-set tiebreak against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Sunday at Wimbledon.Unfortunately for Isner, this one didn't end as well. Tsonga broke his serve at 17-all and then sealed the match 6-7 (3), 3-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2, 19-17 in...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Isner fights off Potro at Queen's

LONDON (AP) American John Isner fought off the challenge of former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro to win 7-6 (2), 6-4 and reach the second round at Queen's Club on Wednesday. His 25 aces brought his total for the year to 513, more than any other player on the ATP Tour, and he appeared to master the slippery surface better than his Argentine opponent. After falling early...
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June 15, 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...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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