Dustin Brown upsets John Isner in Houston

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The biggest upset of the week took place in the second round of the U.S Clay Court Championships, as defending champion John Isner was upset by German-Jamaican Dustin Brown on Wednesday evening.

Following the match-up, Isner apologized to the fans in attendance for his ‘pathetic’ on-court display in Houston:

“pathetic performance – I’m sorry you had to see that.”Isner said.”I just didn’t feel it tonight,”

The world No. 9 dropped the opening set 6-4 to Brown, yet rallied to snatch the second set in a close tiebreaker and force a decider. The third set featured another tiebreaker, yet this time it would ultimately be Dustin Brown who would pick up his first ever win over a Top 10 competitor, and finish the match 6-4, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (4).

“I’ve had a lot of matches where I’ve played good tennis, where I was close, and you’ve just got to keep playing,” the 29-year-old Brown said. “I’ve got to play my tennis. If I start playing the tennis (his opponent) wants, that’s not good for me. He’s been in these situations much more often than me — I got a little tight in the second set, maybe at the end of the third — so I had to try to keep playing. It feels unbelievable.”

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