Isner crashes out of ASB Classic


John Isner leaves the court following his loss to Steve Johnson. Photo GettyThe upsets continue at the Auckland Classic tennis event, with second-seeded American John Isner losing to compatriot Steve Johnson in three sets. Isner had said he was playing with house money after coming within a whisker of defeat on Wednesday, and No 7 seed Johnson collected today, winning 6-3 5-7 7-6 (7-3). While 208cm Isner's powerful first serve remained a weapon, it was when he was forced into second serves that Johnson pounced. The 27-year-old Johnson consistently pushed inside the baseline to return and during rallies to put the pressure on world No 19-ranked Isner under a sunny Auckland sky.


Source:   Otago Daily Times
January 12, 2017 06:06 UTC






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