Found March 23, 2013 on Tennis Grand Stand:
2010_australian_open_f6e9
Isner narrowly survived his Miami opener against Ivan Dodig. It has been barely a year since John Isner defeated world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of Indian Wells to reach his first career final at a Masters 1000 tournament.  While he could not claim the title there, Isner appeared to have notched a decisive breakthrough in his career that would propel the top-ranked American man forward. Events since then have questioned this interpretation of that memorable fortnight in the desert, especially over the last few months.  Struggling for form from the US Open onward, Isner absorbed a serious blow when a knee injury forced him to withdraw from the Australian Open.  That injury, not unexpected for a player of his height, disrupted the rhythm of his preparations for the 2013 season and undermined his confidence.  At the Memphis indoor tournament in February, he lost his opener in straight sets to Denis Istomin, a player who normally should not have troubled him.  But his slump...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Isner, Querrey advance at Sony Open

Sam Querrey and John Isner almost always tower over their rivals because of their height. But that does not mean America's top two male tennis players always win. But Saturday they did. On a hot and humid day at the Sony Open, Querrey who stands 6 feet 6, defeated Poland's Lukasz Kubot, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, while Isner, 6-9, eventually overcame Croatia's Ivan Dodig, 4-6, 7...
Tennis News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.