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Home fans did Isner few favors

American has to battle tough opponent and even tougher crowd at US Open

Updated: September 1, 2013, 11:40 PM ET
By Matt Wilansky | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- One is a diva for drama, and the other one of the most weirdly appealing characters in the game.

So you knew something unconventional was in the air when American John Isner and Frenchman Gael Monfils took the court late Thursday night. With Isner up two sets, the New York crowd inexplicably turned on its own. It was a bizarre scene, eerie actually, like one of those WWE matches, when everything is going according to plan (er, script) until one tag-team member suddenly ...

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