By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: July 25th, 2014 at 12:00 am EST
John Isner, the top speed, was able to squeak by on Thursday night over Robby Ginepri in the second round at the Atlanta Open. Isner had to rally in order to beat Ginepri, winning 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5.
After trailed 5-4 in the third set, he had to stop two match points to Ginepri, before evening the match at 5-5 with two straight aces. He had 30 aces overall in the match.
Isner had his first and only service break of the match, before hitting four straight aces to end Ginepri’s hopes of winning the match.
Ginepri, the 281st ranked tennis player, forced Isner into a second-set tiebreaker to win. The tiebreaker gave Isner a 7-5 lead with an ace, and put his career win percentage at 64.55 percent.
In tennis history, Isner has the second-best percentage, as only Roger Federer leads Isner with his 64.8 win percentage.
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