John Isner

LONDON | Wimbledon to introduce final-set tiebreakers in 2019

LONDON — That epic 70-68 fifth set at Wimbledon will never be matched or surpassed, or even challenged. The All England Club said Friday it will introduce final-set tiebreakers next year, starting when the score reaches 12-12 in the decider. The grass-court Grand Slam tournament is the second of the four majors to use a … Continue reading LONDON | Wimbledon to introduce final-set tiebreakers in 2019

WIMBLEDON, England | Wimbledon to introduce 5th-set tiebreakers starting in 2019

WIMBLEDON, England — The All England Club says it will introduce fifth-set tiebreakers at Wimbledon next year when a match reaches 12-12. The grass-court Grand Slam tournament is the second of the four majors to use a fifth-set tiebreaker to determine a singles match. The U.S. Open, however, start its fifth-set tiebreakers at 6-6. At … Continue reading WIMBLEDON, England | Wimbledon to introduce 5th-set tiebreakers starting in 2019

NEW YORK | The Latest: Serena beats Kanepi, reaches US Open quarters

NEW YORK  — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 7:15 p.m. John Isner used a booming serve to reach the quarterfinals by beating Milos Raonic 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2. Isner, seeded 11th, also defeated Raonic at Wimbledon on the way to a semfinals appearance, his best finish in a … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Serena beats Kanepi, reaches US Open quarters

NEW YORK | The Latest: Isner’s 38 aces help him get to US Open’s 3rd Rd

NEW YORK — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Serena Williams set up a third-round showdown at the U.S. Open against her older sister by hitting 13 aces and overwhelming 101st-ranked Carina Witthoeft of Germany 6-2, 6-2 in a little more than an hour. This Williams vs. Williams … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Isner’s 38 aces help him get to US Open’s 3rd Rd

ATLANTA | John Isner reaches 8th Atlanta Open final

ATLANTA  — Top-seeded John Isner advanced to the BB&T Atlanta Open final for the eighth time, beating fourth-seeded Matthew Ebden of Australia 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-1 on Saturday. Seeking his fifth victory at Atlantic Station in the last six years, Isner will face the winner of the night semifinal between eighth-seeded Ryan Harrison and Britain’s … Continue reading ATLANTA | John Isner reaches 8th Atlanta Open final

LONDON  | Nadal-Djokovic, Isner-Anderson in Wimbledon men’s semifinals

LONDON  — The Wimbledon semifinal between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic is their 52nd tour-level meeting, more than any other two men in tennis history. Nadal leads their series 26-25 heading into Friday’s match, including 9-4 at Grand Slam tournaments. Nadal has 17 major titles, two at the All England Club. Djokovic owns 12 Slam … Continue reading LONDON  | Nadal-Djokovic, Isner-Anderson in Wimbledon men’s semifinals

Isner beats del Potro 6-1, 7-6 (2) in Miami Open semifinal

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. /March 30, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — John Isner moved one step closer to the biggest title of his 14-year career by beating a weary Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 7-6 (2) Friday in the semifinals of the Miami Open. Isner, seeded 14th, is 0-3 in ATP Masters 1000 finals. His opponent Sunday will … Continue reading Isner beats del Potro 6-1, 7-6 (2) in Miami Open semifinal