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Isner Rides Big Serve to Upset of Federer

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Only a select handful of players stand a chance of beating Roger Federer, the all-time Grand Slam singles champion, with the sort of stylish, versatile tennis he has come to personify. John Isner is not one of those players, and to his good fortune he knows it. Thus, he was able to produce the best win of his career today in his Davis Cup clash with Federer in Fribourg, Switzerland—a victory that left the visiting Americans leading the favored Swiss two matches to none.

The unlikely turning point of the 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2 match ...

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