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John Isner is starting to live up to expectations.
Isner has soared to the No. 10 world ranking this year with victories over three of the top players in the world. He arrived at River Oaks Country Club on Tuesday to begin preparations for the U.S. men's clay court championship.
''I'd like to think I'm a nightmare to play,'' Isner said. ''I kind of take away their rhythm. I'm going to hit a lot of winners and I'm also going to make mistakes. I'm trying to not let those bother me. Over the course of a match, I'd like to think my style is going to win out.''
Isner beat No. 3 Roger Federer in the first round of Davis Cup play. He upset No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic in the semifinals at the Indian Wells Masters, and upended then-No. 6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France.
''A lot of guys out here playing are rhythm players,'' Isner said. ''They want to get into a groove over the course of a match and that'...
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