MELBOURNE, Australia | Isner upset by Opelka in 4 tiebreakers at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia | Isner upset by Opelka in 4 tiebreakers at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 14, 2019— It was a bit as if John Isner was looking at a mirror-image across the net at the Australian Open on Monday, facing that rare guy who’s actually a tad taller than he is and can smack serves nearly as well.

And so it was that, even though he hit more aces than his opponent, 47-40, delivered more total winners, 79-64, and finished with more overall points, 147-142, Isner — for the first time in his career — failed to beat an American foe at a Grand Slam tournament.

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