Enjoy world-class men's tennis with this GrouponLive deal: for $27, you get one ticket for general admission in sections A–N to the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships’ night session on Tuesday, February 19, at 7 p.m. at the Racquet Club of Memphis (up to a $66 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6 p.m.
Standing at 6'9", American tennis star John Isner has a way of shrinking the court, and his opponents, when he covers the baseline or charges the net. Currently ranked 16th in the world, the top-ranked American in men's tennis enters the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships as the tournament's top seed, showcasing his booming serve and forehand as he takes the court for the first contest in a two-match night session. Although his powerful game lends itself to short, decisive points, Isner is no stranger to long, gritty matches; at Wimbledon in 2010, he grinded out a victory in the longest-ever professional tennis match, an 11-hour, 5-minute marathon against French tennis star Nicolas Mahut.
Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori takes the court for the second match, armed with a scrappy, baseline-oriented game that he has used to ascend to 21st in the world rankings. Currently Japan's top-ranked player, Nishikori saps his opponents' will with penetrating groundstrokes, quick feet, and the physical endurance to outlast anyone in a baseline rally.