Roddick and Isner to play for championship

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Top-seeded American Andy Roddick will play John Isner in Sunday's final of the $600,000 Legg Mason Tennis Classic.

Roddick reaches Legg Mason semifinals

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Andy Roddick reached the semifinals at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic Friday by running his career record against Hyung-Taik Lee to 10-1.

Top-seeded American upset in Newport

NEWPORT, R.I., July 10 (UPI) -- Top-seeded American Mardy Fish was upset Tuesday in the first round by Pakistani qualifier Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi in the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.
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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

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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