John Isner http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24929/all en Tennis-World number 13 Isner out of Australian Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/tennis-world-number-13-isner-out-australian-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SYDNEY, Jan 10 (Reuters) - John Isner has pulled out of the Australian Open because of the knee injury that forced him to quit last week's Hopman Cup and hampered him in his defeat to Ryan Harrison at the Sydney International warm-up.</p> <p>The big-serving 27-year-old American, top seed in Sydney, said after Wednesday's 6-4 6-4 loss to Harrison that he was contemplating pulling out of the year's first grand slam because the injury, a bone bruise, needed rest.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/tennis-world-number-13-isner-out-australian-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Isner John Isner Medicine Tennis Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 03:15:18 +0000 5732462 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Isner 'ready to go' in Davis Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/tennis-isner-ready-go-davis-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US number one John Isner says the knee trouble that kept him out of the Australian Open is behind him and he's "ready to go" for this weekend's Davis Cup tie against Brazil.</p> <p>The World Group first-round tie will open on Friday with American Sam Querrey taking on Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci. Then Isner will take on Thiago Alves.</p> <p>"My knee hasn't been bothering me," said Isner, ranked 16th in the world. "I feel like I'm ready to go."</p> <p>On Saturday the US sends the formidable doubles duo of brothers Bob and Mike Bryan against Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/tennis-isner-ready-go-davis-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Isner John Isner Sports in the United States Tennis AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:30:29 +0000 5742371 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Bellucci shocks Isner to level US-Brazil tie http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/tennis-bellucci-shocks-isner-level-us-brazil-tie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thomaz Bellucci rallied to upset John Isner 2-6, 6-4, 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday and lift Brazil level with the United States at 2-2 in their first-round Davis Cup tie.</p> <p>Bellucci's triumph means the outcome will be decided by the final singles match to come later between American Sam Querrey and Brazil's Thiago Alves. </p> <p>Serbia awaits the US-Brazil winner in April's quarter-finals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/tennis-bellucci-shocks-isner-level-us-brazil-tie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Isner Sports Tennis Tennis shots AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 21:15:41 +0000 5744796 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Bellucci shocks Isner to level US-Brazil tie http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/tennis-bellucci-shocks-isner-level-us-brazil-tie-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thomaz Bellucci rallied to upset John Isner 2-6, 6-4, 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday and lift Brazil level with the United States at 2-2 in their first-round Davis Cup tie.</p> <p>Bellucci's triumph means the outcome will be decided by the final singles match to come later between American Sam Querrey and Brazil's Thiago Alves. </p> <p>Serbia awaits the US-Brazil winner in April's quarter-finals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/tennis-bellucci-shocks-isner-level-us-brazil-tie-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Isner John Isner Tennis Thomaz Bellucci AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 21:15:53 +0000 5744800 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Bellucci shocks Isner to level US-Brazil tie http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/tennis-bellucci-shocks-isner-level-us-brazil-tie-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thomaz Bellucci rallied to upset John Isner 2-6, 6-4, 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday and lift Brazil level with the United States at 2-2 in their first-round Davis Cup tie.</p> <p>Bellucci's triumph means the outcome will be decided by the final singles match to come later between American Sam Querrey and Brazil's Thiago Alves. </p> <p>Novak Djokovic's Serbia awaits the US-Brazil winner in April's quarter-finals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/tennis-bellucci-shocks-isner-level-us-brazil-tie-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Isner John Isner Tennis Thomaz Bellucci AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 22:31:13 +0000 5744834 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Hewitt blunts the power of Isner in upset win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/tennis-hewitt-blunts-the-power-isner-upset-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>INDIAN WELLS, California, March 9 (Reuters) - Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt gave himself a welcome confidence boost by upsetting big-serving American John Isner 6-7 6-3 6-4 in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday.</p> <p>Australian Hewitt, champion here in 2002 and 2003, made the most of the few chances that came his way after losing a closely contested opening set on a tiebreak at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130309/tennis-hewitt-blunts-the-power-isner-upset-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Isner John Isner Lleyton Hewitt Lleyton Hewitt Tennis Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Mar 2013 02:45:36 +0000 5778535 at http://www.globalpost.com Djokovic, Querrey win, US-Serbia locked 1-1 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/djokovic-querrey-win-us-serbia-locked-1-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> World No. 1 Novak Djokovic gave Serbia the lead before Sam Querrey pulled off a stirring win for the United States to leave the nations locked 1-1 after Friday’s opening singles in their Davis Cup quarterfinal.</p><P>Djokovic defeated John Isner 7-6 (5) 6-2, 7-5 before Querrey fought back to beat Viktor Troicki 7-6 (1), 3-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.</p><P>Isner was up a break in the initial stages of the first set, but couldn’t hold on to the advantage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/djokovic-querrey-win-us-serbia-locked-1-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Isner John Isner Novak Djokovic Tennis Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:20:49 +0000 Asianet 5807107 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Monaco primed for rematch with Isner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/tennis-monaco-primed-rematch-isner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Defending champ Juan Monaco crushed Robby Ginepri 6-1, 6-0 in the quarter-finals Friday of the US Clay Court Championships, setting up a re-match of last year's final with John Isner.</p> <p>Only this time Monaco and runner-up Isner will meet in the Houston semi-finals after Isner booked his spot with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win over Ricardas Berankis earlier in the day.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/tennis-monaco-primed-rematch-isner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Isner John Isner Sports in the United States Tennis AFP Sat, 13 Apr 2013 05:00:25 +0000 5814622 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Almagro to face Isner in Houston final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/tennis-almagro-face-isner-houston-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Top seed Nicolas Almagro, whose 12 previous ATP wins have all come on clay, reached the final of the US Clay Court Championships Saturday by routing wild card Rhyne Williams 6-2, 6-1.</p> <p>Spain's Almagro squares off in Sunday's final against last year's runner-up John Isner, who won a re-match against defending champion Juan Monaco 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the other semi-final.</p> <p>"I think I played better than yesterday," said Almagro. "I felt good today. I'm very happy with my game. I tried to be focussed all the time. That's important for me. I tried to play aggressive, and I did it."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130413/tennis-almagro-face-isner-houston-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Isner John Isner Nicolás Almagro Nicolas Almagro Tennis AFP Sun, 14 Apr 2013 00:46:40 +0000 5815077 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Isner wins first claycourt title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/tennis-isner-wins-first-claycourt-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fifth seeded John Isner claimed his sixth career title and first on clay by beating Nicolas Almagro in straight sets in the final of the US Clay Court Championships on Sunday.</p> <p>The American blasted seven aces en route to a 6-3, 7-5 win over clay court specialist Almagro at River Oaks Country Club.</p> <p>Isner, who was runner up in Houston last year, went one better this time, being broken just once in the 81-minute match.</p> <p>Almagro had won all 12 of his previous titles on the clay surface but he couldn't overcome four double faults and three service breaks on Sunday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/tennis-isner-wins-first-claycourt-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Isner John Isner Nicolás Almagro Tennis AFP Sun, 14 Apr 2013 22:45:22 +0000 5815562 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Isner wins first clay court title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/tennis-isner-wins-first-clay-court-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fifth seeded John Isner claimed his sixth career title and first on clay by beating Nicolas Almagro in straight sets in the final of the US Clay Court Championships on Sunday.</p> <p>The hard-serving American blasted seven aces en route to a 6-3, 7-5 win over the Spanish clay court specialist at River Oaks Country Club in Houston.</p> <p>Isner, who was the runner-up in this event last year, went one better this time, being broken just once in the 81-minute match.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130414/tennis-isner-wins-first-clay-court-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Isner John Isner Nicolás Almagro Tennis AFP Mon, 15 Apr 2013 00:30:57 +0000 5815589 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Marathon man Isner retires after two games http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130626/tennis-marathon-man-isner-retires-after-two-games-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Wimbledon marathon man John Isner, who played in the longest match in history at the All England Club in 2010, admitted he was frustrated to bow out after just two games on Wednesday because he felt he was ready to make a serious challenge for the title.</p> <p>Isner famously defeated Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon in 2010 in a tie that lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes over the course of three days.</p> <p>The final set finished at 70-68 in his favour, but the American has now also featured in the second shortest match in Wimbledon history.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130626/tennis-marathon-man-isner-retires-after-two-games-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest John Isner John Isner Sports Tennis AFP Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:07:23 +0000 5868107 at http://www.globalpost.com Marathon man Isner bows out with knee injury http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130626/marathon-man-isner-bows-out-knee-injury <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Toby Davis</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Wimbledon marathon man John Isner was forced to retire after two games of his second round match against Frenchman Adrian Mannarino with a knee injury on Wednesday.</p> <p>American Isner, who wrote his name into Wimbledon folklore when he played in the longest match in professional tennis in 2010 against Nicolas Mahut, pulled up while serving at 1-1 in the first set.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130626/marathon-man-isner-bows-out-knee-injury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Isner John Isner Nicolas Mahut Tennis Thomson Reuters Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:03:31 +0000 5867958 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Isner outlasts Hewitt to reach Atlanta final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130727/tennis-isner-outlasts-hewitt-reach-atlanta-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Top seed John Isner fired 21 aces Saturday and advanced to the ATP Atlanta Open final by defeating Australian seventh seed Lleyton Hewitt 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7/5).</p> <p>Isner, a two-time Atlanta runner-up seeking his seventh career ATP crown, will play for the title of the $546,930 hardcourt event Sunday against the winner of a later semi-final between fellow American Ryan Harrison and South African second seed Kevin Anderson.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130727/tennis-isner-outlasts-hewitt-reach-atlanta-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Isner John Isner Lleyton Hewitt Lleyton Hewitt Tennis AFP Sat, 27 Jul 2013 23:33:34 +0000 5895699 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Isner edges Hewitt to book clash with Anderson http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130728/tennis-isner-edges-hewitt-book-clash-anderson <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Top seed John Isner and second-seeded Kevin Anderson set up an Atlanta Open final billed as the tallest in ATP tour history with semi-final triumphs on Saturday.</p> <p>Isner fired 21 aces in a 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7/5) victory over Australian veteran Lleyton Hewitt, while South Africa's Anderson saved two set points in the 12th game of the second frame to force the tiebreaker en route to a 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) victory over Ryan Harrison.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130728/tennis-isner-edges-hewitt-book-clash-anderson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> John Isner Sports Tennis Tennis shots AFP Sun, 28 Jul 2013 04:34:01 +0000 5895757 at http://www.globalpost.com