Originally written on Tennis Panorama  |  Last updated 9/27/14

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 14: John Isner of USA plays a forehand during his quarter final match against Tommy Robredo of Spain at ASB Tennis Centre on January 14, 2010 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
(January 31, 2013) JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – The No. 1 tennis player representing the United States is ready to return to action this weekend in Jacksonville, Florida to lead the US against Brazil in the first round of Davis Cup World Group matches. John Isner coming back from a right knee injury which prevented him from competing in the Australia Open.   “We came into the week looking for clarity on John’s knee, hoping it would respond the way it has,” team captain Jim Courier explained at Thursday’s draw ceremony. “He practiced hard every day. He’s had no setbacks.   “From our eyes and our medical staff’s eyes, we feel confident he’s ready and set for 10 sets of tennis if he needs to play them this weekend.”   “What Cap said, “ said Isner who first injured his knee when he was participating in Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia in the beginning of the year..” I had a very encouraging week of practice, which is what I was looking for. To be honest, I didn’t know how my knee was goi
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