Isner slowed by Berdych in Paris

Last American standing outplayed from the outset of fourth-round encounter

Updated: June 1, 2014, 4:00 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- Increasingly, the sport of tennis is growing -- and not just in popularity.

Length and breadth is extremely useful in the finite space of a court that features 2,106 square feet. It creates more advantageous angles, particularly on the serve, a simple function of geometry. Today's players with their size and speed and equipment technology have shrunk the court considerably.

Consider the bottom half of Sunday's men's draw: The shortest of the eight men in action? That would ...

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