John Isner

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He Has a Knack for Tennis Marathons. This Time, He Lost

American John Isner is out after 6-hour-plus match with Kevin Anderson

(Newser) - Tennis fans will appreciate the final scoring line: 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-7 (9), 6-4, 26-24. It adds up to the longest semifinal in Wimbledon history and the second-longest match there overall, reports ESPN . In the end, South Africa's Kevin Anderson prevailed over American John Isner in the 6-hour,...

Wimbledon Marathon Winner Finally Loses

John Isner says he was simply 'exhausted'

(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...

Marathon Wimbledon Match Finally Ends
 Marathon Wimbledon 
 Match Finally Ends 

Marathon Wimbledon Match Finally Ends

American Isner wins 70-68 in record-setting match

(Newser) - After three grueling days, American John Isner has won the longest match in tennis history, beating Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the final set. The two picked up the fifth set at 59-59 today, and continued on serve, with no break points coming until Isner hit a backhand passing shot to...

Tennis Match Now Longest in History
 Tennis Match Now 
 Longest in History 
wimbledon epic

Tennis Match Now Longest in History

Isner, Mahut suspended (again) after 10 hours

(Newser) - Safe to say John Isner of the US and Nicolas Mahut of France are evenly matched at Wimbledon. They are in the midst of what is already the longest recorded tennis match in history, reports the New York Times . They've played 10-plus hours and are in the deciding fifth set—...

Sportswriter vs. Tennis Star
Sportswriter vs. Tennis Star

Sportswriter vs. Tennis Star

Hruby is no match for Isner's 140mph serve

(Newser) - John Isner, at 6 feet 9 inches the second-tallest player on the ATP tour, can serve a tennis ball upwards of 140mph. Although even professionals can have trouble returning such a bullet (Isner has won a set off Roger Federer) ESPN columnist Patrick Hruby (admittedly "beyond terrible" at tennis)...

Tall John Isner Makes a Stand at US Open

6'9" ace chalks up first Grand Slam win in round one

(Newser) - Six-foot-nine John Isner won his first Grand Slam match yesterday, downing Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the first round of the US Open. The recent college grad, 22, packs a huge service game with his lofty stature, and his 140 mph offerings and 34...

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