John Isner out with ankle injury

Updated: January 14, 2014, 9:18 AM ET
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MELBOURNE, Australia -- John Isner's stay in Australia has been cut short by injury for the second year in a row.

The 13th-seeded American retired with a nagging right ankle injury during his first-round match at the Australian Open on Tuesday after losing the first two sets to Slovakia's Martin Klizan 6-2, 7-6 (6).

Last year, Isner was forced to withdraw before the tournament began because of bone bruising in his right knee.

Both injuries happened in the same unlucky ...

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