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2011 French Open Update: John Isner Leads No. 1 Rafael Nadal 2 Sets To 1

John Isner, the Roland Garros pride of the Georgia Bulldogs, is putting a holy terror into world No. 1 Rafael Nadal at the 2011 French Open. The big American from North Carolina leads the five-time world champ 2 sets to 1 as the match nears three hours of play.

If you want to tune in and follow along, here's a guide on how to watch on TV or online.

The fourth set is closely contested so far, with Nadal securing 3 games to Isner's 1. An upset against the world's best tennis player is still a longshot, but the unseeded Isner has opened quite a few eyes already by taking it as far as he has. And, as we know of Isner, he's got no problem doing this til like Thursday morning or so.

Nadal's major struggle today has been failing to convert break points. He had only gotten two of 11 before fistpumping his way to one in the fourth set. Isner's trademark aces have served (LOL) him well -- he has 10 in the match so far.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.