A score to savor

Updated: June 25, 2010, 6:53 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- Nicolas Mahut had successfully served to stay in his gargantuan match against John Isner 64 consecutive times, but the 65th felt different from the beginning.

The 28-year-old Frenchman hit his head with his free hand even before an ill-advised drop shot fell woefully short, a rare moment of confusion in a remarkable run of consistently good decisions. At 30-all -- a perilous position in the context of this match -- Isner rifled a forehand pass. The American ...

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