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John Isner wins in straight sets

Updated: June 21, 2011, 5:26 PM ET
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WIMBLEDON, England -- John Isner beat Nicolas Mahut 7-6 (4), 6-2, 7-6 (6) in just over two hours -- a far cry from their 11-hour, 5-minute marathon over three days last year that Isner finally won 70-68 in the fifth set -- to reach the second round at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

After Mahut sailed a forehand long on the second match point in front of a half-empty crowd on Court 3 at 8:30 p.m. local time, the two men -- who became close friends after last year's epic -- shared a warm embrace at ...

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