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Former NCHSAA Tennis Champ Has Run Ended In U.S. Open

         FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY—Former North Carolina High School Athletic Association tennis champion John Isner had his great run in the 2015 U.S. Open Tennis Championships ended in a tough match Monday night.

         Isner fell to the second-seeded player, the legendary Roger Federer, in three close sets by 7-6 (0), 7-6 (5) and 7-5, to advance to the tournament quarterfinals.

         One of the hardest serving players on tour and one of the biggest at six feet, 10 inches, Isner had serves clocked at a whopping 140 miles per hour during the night. Federer’s ability to return some of those booming serves was a key in the match.

         Isner won the 2001 NCHSAA 4-A men’s singles champion.