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Second set: *Isner 1-6, 2-2 Federer (*denotes server)
Isner goes for some serve-and-volley. The serve is fine, the volley less so and he bumbles the ball into the net. A strange point at 15-15, Isner hits it long but Federer thinks it’s in and plonks it into the net. He doesn’t challenge either and Isner gets away with one. He goes on to win the game too, but Roger missed a chance to put Isner under pressure.
Second set: Isner 1-6, 1-2 Federer* (*denotes server)
On ESPN, they think Isner is playing too far behind the baseline, giving Federer too much room to cause chaos. Which he is doing. Roger holds to love with a nice drop shot.