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Latest John Isner Items
Fourth-seeded Andy Murray beat 28th-seeded John Isner (IHZ-ner) 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (2) on Friday at the U.S. Open to reach his fourth Grand Slam semifinal this year.
The U.S. Open has changed its schedule, meaning the tournament will end on a Monday for the fourth consecutive year.
As the best in his country for years, Andy Roddick has long been the man to turn to when questions about the future of American tennis come up.
When public address announcer Charlie Brotman asked who was ready for the championship final Sunday at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, there was at best polite applause.
With rain falling for much of the afternoon and evening Saturday, one semifinal match at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic didn't get started until almost 11 p.m. Top-seeded Gael Monfils and No. 11 John Isner played in front of a sparse crowd in Rock Creek Park for a spot in the finals.
Dmitry Tursunov won the first point of the tiebreaker, but Gael Monfils promptly evened the score with a 122-mph ace. The crowd, dormant for much of the match, showed signs of life.
Friday's quarterfinals at the Legg Mason Classic epitomized more than just great tennis; it embodied the classic American spirit. Donald Young and John Isner embraced their national motto of gritty resilience to upend their favored opponents and lend each of Saturday's semifinal matches an American flavor.
In addition to being the top two American men at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, John Isner and James Blake are about the closest friends can be in an individual sport driven by intense competition.
For a player whose career was redefined when he participated in the longest match in the history of the sport, John Isner took very little time to eliminate Tobias Kamke from the Legg Mason Tennis Classic on Tuesday night. Isner needed fewer total points in his win over Kamke than games in the fifth set of the record-breaking match he played at Wimbledon last year.