UGA's John Isner drops men's tennis match

2:29 PM, Aug 2, 2012   |    comments
John Isner of the United States reacts after defeating Olivier Rochus of Belgium during the Men's Singles Tennis match on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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(ATHENS) -- Georgia alum John Isner fell to current world No. 1 Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6(5) in the men's tennis quarterfinal round at the Olympic Games on Thursday.

It was Isner's first match on Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.

According to the University of Georgia, elimination hit the former Bulldog from Switzerland's Federer, even though Isner had defeated Federer earlier this season at the David Cup.

Also in his first Olympic play, Isner won his first three matches all via straight sets, making the best result of his career on the grass courts of Wimbledon.

The University of Georgia said Isner is the first Olympian in Georgia men's tennis history and one of 26 current or former UGA athletes playing in London.

Isner wan an All-American for the Bulldogs from 2004-2007, and led the team to the 2007 National Championship. Today, he holds the UGA record for career wins in singles (143) and doubles (140).

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