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Isner gets quick Wimbledon win in opening round

LONDON (AP) - Marathon man John Isner finished a quick Grand Slam match for a change, beating 66th-ranked Evgeny Donskoy of Russia 6-1, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2) Monday in the first round of Wimbledon.

The 18th seeded Isner, a former Georgia Bulldog, had 22 aces with just one double-fault. He didn't face a break point.

The match took only 1 hour, 43 minutes - a far cry from Isner's record-breaking 11-plus-hour, 70-68 fifth-set victory over Nicolas Mahut in the first round at the All England Club in 2010.

Isner has left each of his past five Grand Slam tournaments with five-set defeats, including at the French Open on June 1, when he saved 12 match points against Tommy Haas before losing the 13th.

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