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Digest: Johnson outlasts Isner, Pegula upsets Stosur at Citi Open

Digest: Johnson outlasts Isner, Pegula upsets Stosur at Citi Open

Trailing in a tiebreaker against top-seeded John Isner, Steve Johnson managed to put a 146 mph serve into play and then decided to try something even more audacious: lob his 6-foot-10 opponent.

Much to Johnson's surprise, the looping backhand worked, winning the point. Hanging in there against the big-serving Isner, Johnson weathered a total of 12 set points and withstood 29 aces to win their all-American quarterfinal at the Citi Open, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (15), on Friday at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center in Washington.

"You're never too tall to lob. I thought he was going to close in really hard. And I just hit a good lob. I mean, that's about...

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