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This time Isner comes up short

Updated: January 22, 2011, 2:38 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- For John Isner, it was probably just a sprint.

Isner was back in five-set territory Saturday, going the distance against Marin Cilic in the third round of the Australian Open.

This time, however, he didn't have to play 138 games in the deciding set. And -- unlike at Wimbledon against Nicolas Mahut in an 11-hour, 5-minute blockbuster spread over three days -- the North Carolina native couldn't advance. Cilic progressed instead, 4-6, 6-2, ...

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