While Novak Djokovic was deciding to risk his recently injured ankle and play in the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters, John Isner was realizing he had taken a leap too far in trying to play here -- 5,410 miles from the scene of his title-winning triumph in Houston on Sunday.
After winning the first set against Latvia's Ernests Gulbis, Isner lost a bit of potency on his thundering serve...
From Nicolas Almagro's vantage point, there was nothing unusual about John Isner's serves on Sunday.
They were as difficult as always.
Isner had seven aces and won the battle of big serves with a 6-3, 7-5 victory in the final of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.
''His serve was like normal and his serve today was tough for me,'' Almagro said....
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April 13, 2013
Fifth-seeded John Isner had 19 aces, the fastest at 146 mph, to overpower Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 on Friday night in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship quarterfinals.
The 6-foot-9 American dominated his 5-9 opponent in the first set, but Berankis fought back to take the second set, handing Isner a break in the eighth game. Isner had 10 aces in the...
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April 12, 2013
Reversing the result of their semifinal here a year ago, John Isner on Friday served his way past defending champion Kevin Anderson 6-2, 7-6 on a chilly night in the quarterfinals of the Delray Beach International.
It was a morale-boosting win for the 6-foot-9 American, whose confidence does not always match his stature on a tennis court.
Forced to miss the Australian Open with...
By Yeshayahu Ginsburg John Isner is honestly baffling as a player. He has probably the best serve in the world. It is certainly one of the biggest, it is quite accurate, and his height allows him to do things with it that most others can’t. Even when compared to similar players like Milos Raonic or Kevin Anderson, Isner’s serve just seems more effective. So it would stand to...
HOUSTON For John Isner it has been a career of getting ahead of himself, and then getting back behind himself again.
He came out hot from the University of Georgia in 2007 and surprised even himself a little with a start to his career that sent him shooting up the tennis rankings. He beat five top-300 players right away, then beat four top-100 players right after that. He was ranked...