Eleventh seed, American John Isner in another five-set at Wimbledon lost to No. 73 Alejandro Falla of Colombia 6-4, 6-7 (7), 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5 in the first round of Wimbledon on Monday.
Falla fought off a match point and 31 aces from the 6-foot-9 Isner in coming back from two sets to one down and surprisingly won 27 of 34 points at the net.
â€œI didn’t put my opponent away.Â I had my chances, and I didn’t do it,â€ Isner said.Â â€œIt’s all on me.Â Was just not great on my part.
â€œI had to take some time off after the French, and I was back and forth from North Carolina and Florida for family reasons.Â But, no, I mean, I did what I normally do.Â I felt fine coming into here.
â€œIt’s just now I get out there sometimes, and lately it’s happening quite a lot, and I get out there in the match and I’m just so clouded.Â I just can’t seem â€‘â€‘Â I just can’t seem to figure things out.Â I’m my own worst enemy out there.Â It’s all mental for me, and it’s pretty poor on my part.â€
Isner added, â€œHe was better than me today, and that’s what it comes down to.Â You know, I had chances, and I didn’t take them.Â So on my part, that’s my bad.
â€œSo he deserved to win.Â I don’t deserve to win that match at all.â€
Isner said that the next tournament heâ€™ll play is the Atlanta Tennis Championships.
Isner won the longest match in tennis history an 11-hour, 5-minute marathon in the first round of Wimbledon in 2010.