Wimbledon Marathon Winner Finally Loses

John Isner says he was simply 'exhausted'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 25, 2010 10:04 AM CDT
John Isner of the US reacts to a lost point during his match against Thiemo de Bakker.   (Mark Baker)
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(Newser) – One day after winning the longest tennis match ever, John Isner lost in about 75 minutes. The Wimbledon marathon man looked weary from the outset today, required treatment for a neck injury, and was beaten by unseeded Thiemo de Bakker 6-0, 6-3, 6-2. Isner had no aces after hitting a record 112 in his epic three-day victory over Nicolas Mahut.

"I've never been this exhausted before," Isner said. "Mentally and physically, I was obviously a bit drained. I just didn't have much in the way of my legs. I was just low on fuel out there. Didn't really have a chance."

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