June 25, 2010
Records set in John Isner's 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68 victory over Nicolas Mahut: Longest match: 11 hours, 5 minutes Longest set: 8 hours, 11 minutes Most games in a match: 183 Most games in a set: 138 Most points, match: 980 Most points, set: 711 Most aces, both players: 215 (Isner 112, Mahut 103) Most aces, one player: 112 (Isner) Most service games held, both players: 180 (of 183) Consecutive service games held, both players: 168 (84 each)
July 22, 2014 |
MANCHESTER, Mass. - The Freedoms (7-4) won four of five matches en route to a 23-21 victory over the Boston Lobsters (1-10) last night. Philadelphia's Frank Dancevic defeated John Isner ( No. 12 in the ATP world rankings), 5-4. In men's doubles, Dancevic teamed with Marcelo Melo to defeat Isner and Rik de Voest, 5-4. In women's doubles, the Freedom's Liezel Huber and Taylor Townsend downed Sharon Fichman and Megan Moulton-Levy, 5-4. And in mixed doubles, Huber and Melo defeated def. Sharon Fichman and Isner, 5-4.
July 24, 2012 |
LUKA GREGORC'S victory over John Isner was an individual achievement. But that means little in the realm of World Team Tennis. Gregorc defeated Isner, ranked 11th in the world, 5-4, but the Freedoms lost to the host Boston Lobsters, 21-13, Monday night. The Freedoms' only other victory came in women's singles where Kristyna Pliskova downed Irina Falconi, 5-2. In men's doubles, Eric Butorac teamed with Isner to defeat Gregorc and Jordan Kerr, 5-2. In women's doubles, Falconi and Carly Gullickson-Eagle shut out twins Kristyna and Karolina Pliskova, 5-0. And in mixed doubles, Karolina Pliskova and Kerr fell to Isner and Gullickson-Eagle, 5-1. The Freedoms play the Kastles in Washington, D.C., Tuesday night and return home to host the Lobsters at Villanova's Pavilion on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
January 20, 2012 |
MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal moved into the fourth round of the Australian Open without dropping a set or showing any signs that a freak knee injury is bothering him. Second-ranked Nadal had a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 win over Slovakia's Lukas Lacko, the last qualifier in the draw, and will next play either John Isner or Feliciano Lopez. Nadal, who won the 2009 Australian title but has gone out in the quarterfinals due to injuries in the last 2 years, felt a crack and then sharp pain in his right knee while sitting in a chair at his hotel on the weekend and was concerned that he might not be able to play in his opening match.
September 7, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Roger Federer waited around at the U.S. Open for hours and hours, eager to get on court for his fourth-round match. Once he finally started playing, shortly before midnight, he didn't take long to win. Still, Federer enjoyed each of the 82 minutes he needed to hit 14 aces - including four in one game - and generally overwhelm 36th-ranked Juan Monaco of Argentina, 6-1, 6-2, 6-0, in a match that ended shortly before 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday....
March 19, 2012 |
ROGER FEDERER defeated John Isner , 7-6 (7), 6-3, to win his record fourth BNP Paribas Open title yesterday in Indian Wells, Calif., avenging a loss to the American who beat him in Davis Cup play. Victoria Azarenka routed Maria Sharapova , 6-2, 6-3, for the women's title in the WTA Tour's first final between the No. 1 and No. 2 players since 2008. Federer and Azarenka each earned $1 million, the richest winner's checks in the tournament's history. The runners-up earned $500,000 each.
April 16, 2012 |
LIVORNO PLAYERS and fans gathered Sunday at the Italian soccer team's stadium to pay their respects, a day after midfielder Piermario Morosini , 25, collapsed and died after suffering cardiac arrest during a Serie B match at Pescara. A defibrillator was used on the player, who also had his heart massaged, before an ambulance arrived on the field to take him to a hospital where doctors tried unsuccessfully to revive him for about 90 minutes. An autopsy will be carried out Monday, and may reveal whether a delay in the ambulance getting to Morosini could have contributed to his death.
January 21, 2012 |
MELBOURNE, Australia - There will be no U.S. player in the men's fourth round at the Australian Open for the first time since 1973 - when no Americans were entered. John Isner, the last American man left in the singles draw, lost to Spain's Feliciano Lopez, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-7 (0), 6-1, in the third round on Friday. Lopez earned a fourth-round match against countryman Rafael Nadal, who had a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 win over Slovak qualifier Lukas Lacko. Roger Federer, a 7-6 (6)
May 27, 2010 |
PARIS - Apparently, even Roger Federer, with his record 16 Grand Slam titles, was in need of some advice on a wet and windy day at the French Open. Forced off court by two rain delays, and "pushed," as he put it, by a player with a career record below .500, Federer turned to Swiss Davis Cup captain Severin Luthi for words of wisdom during yesterday's breaks. Told to be more aggressive early, then to use more drop shots late, Federer wound up with a 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-4 victory over Alejandro Falla in the second round.
June 22, 2011 |
WIMBLEDON, England - The 352 days Serena Williams spent between Grand Slam appearances were filled with health problems and hospitalizations, doubts and depression. Cuts from glass on both feet. One subsequent operation on her right foot, then a second. Clots in her lungs. Surgery to remove a pool of blood under her skin. On and on it went. Finally healthy and back in a major tournament, Williams was overwhelmed by it all at the conclusion of her Wimbledon match on Tuesday. As soon as she snapped off her 13th ace of the afternoon to close an uneven performance in a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory over Aravane Rezai of France in the first round, Williams placed her right palm on her chest.