John Isner’s heavy metal game drums Andy Murray out of Wimbledon

John Isner’s heavy metal game drums Andy Murray out of Wimbledon

John Isner’s heavy metal game drums Andy Murray out of Wimbledon

  • Former champion beaten 6-4, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4 by American
  • Isner serves 36 aces in show of strength on Centre Court

Amid fevered scenes akin to a revivalist meeting, Andy Murray tried his damndest to conjure up one last famous late-night miracle on Centre Court. But father time – and the crunching heavy metal tennis of John Isner – offered a brutal riposte.

The giant American crashed down an extraordinary 36 aces and 80 winners as he snuffed out Murray’s dogged challenge – and the urgings of the Wimbledon crowd – to secure a 6-4, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4 victory. In his 37 years, Isner has surely never played better tennis. He was a gunslinger who refused to miss.

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