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Izzy's run ends, but legend still grows

Updated: June 25, 2010, 1:29 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- John Isner's strapping serve was broken only once in the 183 games of his first-round match with Nicolas Mahut.

On Friday, after playing the longest match in tennis history over the three previous days, Isner's serve was broken once, twice and three times -- in the first set -- by Thiemo de Bakker.

The Isner story ended as many feared it would: badly, even a little sadly. He lost 6-0, 6-3, 6-2. Although his first match went a record 11 ...

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