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Isner finally utilizing massive game

Updated: September 8, 2009, 12:21 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- John Isner knew what to do all the way through five grueling sets against Andy Roddick in their third-round U.S. Open encounter, right up until the moment when Roddick swatted a forehand into the net on match point.

How to celebrate? That was a head-scratcher. Isner crouched, then tipped over onto the ground in a slightly awkward imitation of the old schoolkids' drill on what to do if you catch fire: Stop, drop and roll.

Isner had, in fact, played smoking-hot tennis ...

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