Isner returned on Friday to face De Bakker, who now knew he was the fresher player but was wary of facing a newly minted crowd favorite. Isner fell 6--0, 6--3, 6--2 in 74 minutes, the shortest completed men's match of the tournament's first week. Why did his historic Wimbledon run end so unceremoniously? Easy. Put Mahut and Isner together—as we will for generations—and then scramble the letters: Humans tire.
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