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Culture at the NZ Festival of Tennis

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 03.15.2015 | Sports
Thaddeus McCarthy

I have just arrived at The NZ Festival of Tennis, and the atmosphere here, rather than the games, is what I would like to write about. Because by just discussing the games, you do not take into account the natural and cultural environment of the event.

U.S. Star Out Of Australian Open

AP | Posted 03.15.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — American John Isner has retired from his first-round match at the Australian Open with a foot injury after losing the fi...

American Tennis Star 'Disappointed' In U.S. Open Fans

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 08.30.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- An American man playing at the American Grand Slam tournament, John Isner found it hard to believe so many U.S. Open spectators were cheer...

Isner Stuns Djovkovic, Ends Bid For Historic Sweep

AP | JOE KAY | Posted 10.16.2013 | Sports

MASON, Ohio -- Novak Djokovic's bid to become the first player to win all nine Masters events has been put on hold for at least another year. Top-r...

Marathon Man Pulls Out Of Wimbledon

AP | Posted 08.26.2013 | Sports

LONDON — Three years ago at Wimbledon, John Isner took part in the longest match in tennis history. On Wednesday at the All England Club, he was...

PRANK! Federer Is Not Retiring But This Is How Players Might React

Posted 06.08.2013 | Sports

You might think that Roger Federer's contemporaries would welcome the news that the 17-time Grand Slam champion was retiring. After all, his exit from...

Another Marathon Match For Isner

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 08.01.2013 | Sports

PARIS — Over and over and over again in his latest hard-to-believe five-setter, John Isner was a single point from losing to 35-year-old Tommy H...

Isner Tops Anderson at Shanghai Rolex Masters, Nishikori Moves On

Dan Shapiro | Posted 12.10.2012 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

On a day when world number two and three Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray arrived in Shanghai, it was American John Isner who turned in the day's most impressive win.

Isner Eliminated In Another Marathon Match

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 09.03.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- The latest example of John Isner's knack for playing marathon matches – and, lately, losing them – was a 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, ...

Top American Isner Grinds Out First-Round Win

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 10.29.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- His match tightening up, John Isner still had the tiebreaker. The top-ranked American man at the U.S. Open needed nearly 3 hours to win...

Federer Does Dirty Work For Title

Posted 03.19.2012 | Sports

By Pete Bodo, You wouldn't know it from the way he keeps his chestnut-colored hair just so, or how crisply and neatly he's always attire...

American Shocks World No. 1 Djokovic

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 05.17.2012 | Sports

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Roger Federer overcame Rafael Nadal and the rain for a 6-3, 6-4 semifinal victory in the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday nig...

All American Men Eliminated At Australian Open

AP | JOHN PYE | Posted 03.21.2012 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia — For the first time in four decades, there will be no American man in the fourth round of the Australian Open. John McEnro...

Murray Fights Off Isner To Reach Semis

Posted 11.09.2011 | Sports

By Richard Pagliaro of NEW YORK—Staring at the sizable 6’9” shadow John Isner cast across the court at the start of the fourth-s...


AP | CAROLINE CHEESE | Posted 08.17.2011 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England — The longest-match rematch is coming to Wimbledon: John Isner and Nicolas Mahut will play each other in the first round. La...

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AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 07.24.2011 | Sports

PARIS — It's newsworthy enough when anyone manages to win a set against Rafael Nadal at any stage of the French Open – let alone two sets ...

John Isner Throws At First Pitch At Yankees Game

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Fresh off his marathon match at Wimbledon, John Isner came to Yankee Stadium for a much briefer appearance on grass – he threw ...

WATCH: Longest Tennis Match Ever Now A Condom Commercial

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

John Isner and Nicolas Mahut famously played a match at Wimbledon that lasted over eleven hours, the longest match in the tennis history. Now the con...

WATCH: John Isner Gives Longest-Tennis-Match-Ever Top 10 List On 'Letterman'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

John Isner made history last week in the longest tennis match ever, taking more than 11 hours to conquer his French opponent at Wimbledon. The America...

Finally! American Conquers French Opponent In Longest Tennis Match Ever

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England — When John Isner finally won the longest match in tennis history, he collapsed on the Wimbledon grass and then summoned one ...

Longest Tennis Match Ever: John Isner, Nicolas Mahut Smash Record At Wimbledon 2010

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England — On and on and on, and on some more, they played – longer than anyone ever had before. And still there was no winner. ...

U.S. Open Tennis: The American Tennis Boom Was a Fluke

Matthew DeBord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matthew DeBord

We were supposed to see tennis broken out of its country-club, upper-crusty enclaves and delivered to the masses. For a while, it worked. But then the nation lost interest.