John Isner

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No. 1 Roger Federer To Be Top-Seeded Men’s Player At U.S. Open

The 17-time Grand Slam champion was ranked No. 1 in the ATP rankings released on Monday. Defending champ Novak Djokovic is seeded second and Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray is seeded third.


Andy Murray (L) of Great Britain shakes hands with John Isner (R) of the United States after their match on Day Twelve of the 2011 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Murray defeated Isner 7-1, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Liguori: Andy Murray Prevails Over The Gentle Giant John Isner

What’s it like returning a 140 mile per hour serve? Ask Andy Murray, the 4th seed from Scotland who was able to get through the torpedo-serving John Isner 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6, (7 points to 2 in that fourth set tie-breaker).


British tennis player Andy Murray celebrates after winning against US John Isner during their Men's US Open 2011 quarterfinals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York September 9, 2011. Murray won 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7/2).  (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Andy Murray Beats John Isner To Reach US Open Semifinals

The No. 4-seeded Murray neutralized No. 28 Isner’s big serve and used a variety of lobs, drop shots and pinpoint passing shots to win 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (2) at the U.S. Open on Friday, reaching his fourth major semifinal this season.


John Isner of the United States reacts against Gilles Simon of France during Day Eleven of the 2011 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2011. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Isner Beats Simon To Reach US Open Quarterfinals

The 28th-seeded Isner beat France’s Gilles Simon 7-6 (2), 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) in three hours, 39 minutes Thursday in a match delayed two days by rain. Isner will face fourth-ranked Andy Murray.


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Wet Weather Again Slows Progress Of US Open

Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick and Andy Murray began their fourth-round matches at the U.S. Open on Wednesday after getting an extra day of rest because of rain. Then, about 15 minutes into the action, they stopped again.


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Liguori: Analyzing The Men’s Seeds At The 2011 US Open

No surprise that the current top player in the world, Novak Djokovic, was named the top seed in the men’s draw, but the highest-seeded American player in the men’s draw will raise some eyebrows.


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Liguori: Isner Needed Energy

After Andy Roddick was ousted from the US Open in the second round, high hopes were redirected toward the three remaining American men.


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John Isner Wins 1st-round Open Match In 3 Sets

John Isner had 19 aces and needed less than two hours to eliminate Portugal’s Frederico Gil 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday night.