American John Isner set a new record for the number of career aces in his third-round match at Wimbledon but it was not enough to beat Italy’s Jannik Sinner.
Isner, who stands 2.08m, hit 24 aces but was broken twice in the match and went down 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3.
The Italian, who did not face a break point in his two-hour, 20-minute triumph, will play 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz in the last 16.
Isner started his match against the 10th seed four aces behind Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic, who has served 13 728.
The 37-year-old Isner, who topped Brit Andy Murray in the previous round, broke the record in the third game of his match on Court Two with his fifth ace.
“I’m actually very happy to break the record here,” said Isner.
“To do it at this tournament I think is pretty cool. Makes it maybe a little more special than to do it at a tournament not of this magnitude.”
WATCH Isner break the record in the video clip below:
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