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Del Potro wins 16th straight match

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Argentina's Juan Martin de Potro battled to a three-set win Wednesday in the second round of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington.

Haas wins Legg Mason 1st-round match

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Tommy Haas won his first-round match Monday at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, topping Rik De Voest 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.

Isner loses at Hall of Fame tennis

NEWPORT, R.I., July 8 (UPI) -- American John Isner was among Tuesday's opening-round losers at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.
Mathieu ousted at Nottingham tournament

Mathieu ousted at Nottingham tournament

NOTTINGHAM, England, June 16 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Paul-Henri Mathieu was defeated in three sets Monday in first-round play at The Slazenger Open tennis tournament in England.

Top seeds advance at Austrian tennis event

PORTSCHACH, Austria, May 22 (UPI) -- The top three seeds, led by Nikolay Davydenko, advanced in Thursday's quarterfinals at the Hypo Group International tennis tournament in Portschach, Austria.

Fish wins, Haas loses in Clay Court event

HOUSTON, April 15 (UPI) -- American Mardy Fish won his first-round match and Germany's Tommy Haas lost Tuesday at the $436,000 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston.

Becker earns meeting with Nadal

MIAMI, March 26 (UPI) -- Banjamin Becker earned a meeting with second-seeded Raphael Nadal Wednesday by winning his opening-round match at the Sony Ericsson Open.

Top players upset in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, March 7 (UPI) -- Fernando Gonzalez and Marcos Baghdatis, the tournament's first and third-seeded players, were both ousted Thursday at the Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas.

Gonzalez starts with win in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, March 5 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Fernando Gonzalez downed Dudi Sela 6-2, 7-6 (7-2) Tuesday in the first round of the $436,000 Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas.

2nd seed Blake withdraws with sore knee

MEMPHIS, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Second-seeded American James Blake withdrew with a sore knee Monday from the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships.

Roddick ousts Nishikori to reach quarters

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Andy Roddick slowed down the charge of Kei Nishikori Thursday and reached the quarterfinals of the SAP Open in San Jose, Calif.
Federer rolls in Australian Open opener

Federer rolls in Australian Open opener

MELBOURNE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Roger Federer rolled through his first-round match Tuesday in his attempt to win a third consecutive Australian Open.

Defending champion wins at Pilot Pen

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Defending champion Nikolay Davydenko moved into the quarterfinals Wednesday at the Pilot Pen, a final tune-up for the U.S. Open.

Berdych, Ljubicic win in openers in Ohio

MASON, Ohio, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Tomas Berdych and Ivan Ljubicic were first-round winners Monday at the $2.45 million Western & Southern Financial Group Masters.

Roddick wins DC tennis title third time

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Top-seeded American Andy Roddick beat unseeded countryman John Isner in straight sets Sunday to win the $600,000 Legg Mason Tennis Classic for a third time.
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John Isner
A victorious John Isner (L) and Nicolas Mahut (R) stand in front of the scoreboard after Isner won the longest tennis match in history in the final set 70-68 on court 18 on the fourth day of the Wimbledon championships in Wimbledon on June 24, 2010. UPI/Hugo Philpott
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John Robert Isner (born April 26, 1985) is an American professional tennis player. He achieved his career-high rank of No. 18 on July 5, 2010, and has been as high as the second-ranked American tennis player behind Andy Roddick. His most famous victories were against Roddick in the 2009 US Open, and against Nicolas Mahut at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships where he played the longest ever professional tennis match, which lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes over the course of three days.

Isner played collegiate tennis at the University of Georgia from 2004 to 2007 and became the school's all-time leader in singles and doubles victories, earning All-American honors each of his four years and leading Georgia to the 2007 NCAA championship.

Isner began his professional career in earnest in the summer of 2007. With a world ranking of No. 839, he needed wild card entries into the main draws of every tournament, even at the Futures level.

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