Isner frustrates Murray in second round
John Isner, on the other hand, has shown himself to be extremely effective. He converted two of the three chances he had at the restart, scoring the decisive break of the fourth inning in the fifth game.
Crowned in 2013 and 2016 at Wimbledon, Andy Murray (ATP 52) suffered a frustrating defeat in the 2nd round of the 2022 edition.
The Scot lost 6-4 7-6 (7/4) 6-7 (3/7) 6-4 in 3h23′ to the giant John Isner (No. 20).
His accession to the final on the grass of Stuttgart on June 12 had rekindled the flame of hope, even if an abdominal injury had tempered his ardor. On Wednesday, Andy Murray once again thrilled his supporters, but he failed to really doubt John Isner.
The 35-year-old Briton suffered a deluge of aces (36) against John Isner (2m08), two years his senior. He had only one opening on the American’s serve in the first set, but failed to make either break ball he enjoyed in the fourth game.