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Isner beats Baghdatis, wins Atlanta Open for third straight year

ATLANTA -- John Isner won the Atlanta Open for the third straight year, beating Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday at Atlantic Station. The top-seeded former University of Georgia star has reached the finals in Atlanta in five of the past six years and is 20-3 in the event. He has 10 ATP Tour titles. Even his dog, an English Cocker Spaniel named Magill (after Georgia's former sports...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

John Isner rallies to reach Atlanta Open final

ATLANTA (AP) Two-time defending champion John Isner rallied to reach his 19th ATP Tour final Saturday, beating friend Denis Kudla 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the Atlanta Open semifinals. Isner's serve was once again overpowering and, after winning a rock-steady first set, the 22-year-old Kudla made too mistakes over the final two sets in Atlantic Station. Fifth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennis: Preview of Atlanta Open semifinals

The men’s BB&T Atlanta Open, the beginning of tennis’ US Open Series, holds its semifinals today, with one match between Americans John Isner and Denis Kudla, while Marcos Baghdatis and Gilles Muller face off in the other. Isner vs. Kudla John Isner After a first-round bye, the top-seeded Isner went through his second round and quarterfinal matches in two sets each. His...
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Two-time defending champ John Isner advances to Atlanta Open semifinals

  Two-time defending champion John Isner ran his Atlanta Open winning streak to 10 matches Friday, riding his big serve to a 7-6 (4), 6-4 victory over Ricardis Berankis. The top-seeded Isner had 19 aces less than 24 hours after ripping off 33 in a two-set victory over Radek Stepanek. Isner will face training partner Denis Kudla Saturday in his 34th ATP Tour semifinal. Kudla, a qualifier...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

John Isner double-faults twice late to lose in 5 at Wimbledon

John Isner could hardly believe it, either. What shaped up as another possible lengthy five-setter at Wimbledon for the winner of the longest match in tennis history -- Isner and U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic resumed their suspended third-round match at 10-all in the final set Saturday -- instead wrapped up rather quickly. Isner, a big-serving American seeded 17th, double-faulted...
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July 04, 2015  |  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

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