WIMBLEDON – It has admittedly been a disappointing year for John Isner, which was highlighted by his 7-6 7-6 6-7 6-3 to Nicolas Almagro loss on Court 18, the very same locale that bears a plaque with his name on it. This year, however, Isner was not facing a man who is largely incompetent from the backcourt or who cannot return serves. No, Isner got to face Nicolas Mahut in the first round in 2011 in the first round over on Court 3, but on Thursday when he returned to Court 18, he had to go up against a talented yet extremely enigmatic player in Almagro. The result was not all together predictable, but the small yet muscular and fast Almagro pushed him around from the baseline, served big and yet again, but John could not find a way to break serve even once, let alone get into net enough to be a consistent force.
So now he