No. 16 Nicolas Almagro 7-6(3), 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 6-3. Returning to the site of his epic match against Nicolas Mahut, Court 18 wasn't nearly as magical for John Isner in his second round match on Day 4 of Wimbledon 2011.
The only real nostalgic part of the experience was Isner's serving, which was just as ineffective as it was during his eleven-hour match with Mahut. Not only did Isner not break Almagro's serve at any point, he never even had a break point opportunity. That looked like it might change when he had 15-30 on the Spaniard's serve in the final game, but Almagro served hard up the "T" to secure the hold and the win.
After winning match point, Almagro went nuts, screaming and fistpumping maniacally toward his box. After the hand shake, he screamed and fistpumped some more. For him to get to the third round of the major on his worst surface is nice, but dude, you're a top twenty player--act like you've been there before (which he has, in 2009).
Despite his enormous serve, Isner has still never made it past the second round at Wimbledon. He needs a big American hard court season (always his best time of year) in a bad way.