Result: John Isner fights off Jarkko Nieminen in Wimbledon second round

John Isner of the United States celebrates after winning his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Daniel Smethurst of Great Britain on day two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon
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John Isner beats Jarkko Nieminen in three sets following two tie-breaks in the second round at Wimbledon.

John Isner has secured a place in the third round at Wimbledon following a battling 7-6(17) 7-6(3) 7-5 victory over Jarkko Nieminen.

The 29-year-old American is known for taking his matches to the wire, and it appeared to be the case in the first set as games went by way of serve.

A tie-break was needed to decide the opener, but it was an epic battle as Isner just edged it 19-17 to take a one-set lead on the grass court.

The second set was as hard-fought as the first, with both competitors holding their serves strongly, which once again forced a tie-break.

Nieminen struggled in the set decider as Isner grabbed two breaks to clinch the tie-break 7-3 to take a two-set cushion at the All England Club.

The third set appeared to be closing in on another tie-break, but Isner prevented it by securing a crucial break point to take a 6-5 lead, which allowed him to serve out for the match.

John Isner of the United States celebrates after winning his Gentlemen's Singles first round match against Daniel Smethurst of Great Britain on day two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon
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