6’9 American John Isner, one day after completing the longest match in history and coming out on top, defeating Nicolas Mahut of France 70-68 in the fifth set, lost his second round match to Thiemo de Bakker, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 in just 74 minutes.  Isner cited physical and mental fatigue after the match, and a serious toe blister that limited his movement.  As the match wore on, Isner got around a little better, but he could not boom his trademark cannon serve, and his opponent, de Bakker, said after the match that he was surprised Isner didn’t retire.

You know Isner’s not right when his ace count is zero, a day after he had set the all time record at an unthinkable 113.  I think he gets a pass here based on circumstances, especially when Isner is coming off Australian Open upset over Gael Monfils and US Open upset over Andy Roddick.  He’s a lot to tangle with, except, just not today. 

Isner and Querrey are no longer entered in the doubles competition, but Querrey has a very winnable third round matchup againt Xavier Malisse after beating Ivan Dodig in a tough 5 sets.

–Crack (https://crackbillionair.wordpress.com)