Re: DC Round 1: Isner defeats Federer 4-6 6-3 7-6 6-2 (USA leads 2-0)
(taken from live commentary thread)
The high bouncing clay definitely and obviously worked in the tall Mr. Isner's favor. So much for Mr. Federer's RG practice session. Mr. Federer needs to play low slice to Mr. Isner to give him the most trouble and make Mr. Isner move. But with high bounces it's difficult to hit good slice, as much as it is trying to hit a one handed backhand with power.
Congratulations to the USA team for sweeping the opening day. Mr. Isner served and played quite well (especially after 3rd set tb), and I'm sure once he and Mr. Courier saw the way the ball was taking off, Isner went for more shots to take advantage of that. Team USA has to be favored now.
The home team definitely has to question the clay court implementation with extremely high bounce characteristics.
I would expect most on the planet know that Mr. Federer prefers low bouncing courts.