In one of the most unusual outcomes to a point in recent tennis history, last night during his Houston quarterfinal match against Ryan Sweeting, John Isner actually lost a point when a lob hit him. That’s right, a lob hit him!!
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The point took place on matchpoint in the second set tiebreak up 6-3. With Isner at the net Sweeting sends up a lob that’s drifting out of the play. As Isner tracks it he loses his location. By the time he realizes what’s about to happen he can’t get his 6-foot-9 frame out of the way.
“I wish I could say (I didn’t see it),” Isner told the Houston Chronicle. “I’ve been playing tennis for a long time, but that’s never happened, not once. I can’t explain it … shockingly bad.”
Isner closed out the win on the next point. He’ll play Feliciano Lopez in the semifinals today in Houston.
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