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DartMarcus
03-27-2010, 06:40 PM
Yay! John :worship:
I hope we get subforum very soon. :D
Ferrero will be tough though.

Xristos
03-27-2010, 07:28 PM
I really want to see what shirt John was rocking in Miami. Anyone got info?

karo_em9
03-27-2010, 08:37 PM
No, I couldn't find any picture of Miami yet :mad:. This pictures are from Indian Wells. Pictures: drsphoto and the last one Santa Fe.

karo_em9
03-28-2010, 03:22 AM
I found this picture from @Bonnie_D_Ford in Twitter. It was taken today.
"The T.O. Show" was filming at Key Biscayne tonight. Andy Roddick and John Isner wandered onto the set (as did I).

http://tennisconnected.com/home/2010/03/27/seopen-john-isner-second-round-press-conference/ This is his press conference after the match against Michael Russell

One more picture of miami, very little tiny but is what i can find for now :sad:

DartMarcus
03-28-2010, 06:34 AM
John and Sam defeated Brunstrom and Rojer in doubles R1 today. :rocker:

Enja
03-28-2010, 10:45 PM
before match vs Ferrero
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/4844/222zj.jpg (http://img694.imageshack.us/i/222zj.jpg/)

John *1-3
He is too nervous.
Changed racquet in the first game, broken it in the third...

Enja
03-28-2010, 11:17 PM
:rolleyes::eek:
http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/3078/99860975.jpg (http://img267.imageshack.us/i/99860975.jpg/)
http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/7245/craigj.jpg (http://img714.imageshack.us/i/craigj.jpg/)

karo_em9
03-29-2010, 12:16 AM
He lose 26 63 36. :sad:

karo_em9
03-29-2010, 12:18 AM
Some screenshot:

Enja
03-29-2010, 12:23 AM
John lost 26 63 36 :confused: :sad:
it was really strange match
John couldn't play well :sad:
Have no idea why.....:help:
it looked like it wasn't he most time of the match.....:eek:

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/33/fullj.9fa0aee5588697494b604c32eb1e14cf/9fa0aee5588697494b604c32eb1e14cf-getty-93198091mh136_sony_ericsson.jpg
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/70/fullj.800a51921a8fad86cea6ff934ce9de27/800a51921a8fad86cea6ff934ce9de27-getty-93198091mh135_sony_ericsson.jpg
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/90/fullj.2974ada6d30bf7ba8ad20d1cf98ac487/2974ada6d30bf7ba8ad20d1cf98ac487-getty-93198091mh133_sony_ericsson.jpg
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/e0/fullj.d4fcaf905b3b4a39eb1ff322e1cfe7cd/d4fcaf905b3b4a39eb1ff322e1cfe7cd-getty-93198091mh134_sony_ericsson.jpg
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/87/fullj.38908025000ea433be7dd47ccb1caf7b/38908025000ea433be7dd47ccb1caf7b-getty-93198091mh132_sony_ericsson.jpg

Baghdatis#1
03-29-2010, 02:31 AM
John :bigcry:

Anya07
03-31-2010, 07:40 AM
Isner-Ferrero.Miami.2010.3rd.incomplete (6 parts)
was added HERE (http://uploadbox.com/box/miami_2010)

karo_em9
04-03-2010, 09:23 PM
Next Tournament: Houston.
First Round: Bye.
Second Round: Malisse or Odesnik.

Sonja1989
04-03-2010, 09:38 PM
GL John!!!

Enja
04-08-2010, 03:50 PM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs384.snc3/23515_386139873700_24410993700_3756865_6429933_n.j pg
John Isner and Dudi Sela pay a visit to the local hospital during the US Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston.
© Aaron M. Sprecher/ROCC

DualMedia
04-08-2010, 03:52 PM
what hospital???

Enja
04-09-2010, 06:38 AM
:sad:
X Malisse (BEL) d [2] J Isner (USA) 76(3) 67(7) 76(3)

Baghdatis#1
04-09-2010, 10:04 PM
:sobbing:

Voo de Mar
04-09-2010, 10:44 PM
Did Isner save match point in the 2nd set?

Sonja1989
04-09-2010, 11:03 PM
Did Isner save match point in the 2nd set?

Yes.

Voo de Mar
04-09-2010, 11:07 PM
^ Do you remember the progress of the 2nd tie-break, whether he saved at 5-6 or 6-7 or maybe saved at other stage of the set?

Sonja1989
04-09-2010, 11:09 PM
^ Do you remember the progress of the 2nd tie-break, whether he saved at 5-6 or 6-7 or maybe saved at other stage of the set?

6-7

Nathaliia
04-09-2010, 11:13 PM
Bullshit, I had a bet on this match and followed it closely with attention.

Here is how the points went.
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=159886&page=202

Voo de Mar
04-09-2010, 11:18 PM
^ According to this thread Isner couldn't save MP at 6-7 but there's no information who led 6-5 :p

Sonja1989
04-09-2010, 11:22 PM
^ According to this thread Isner couldn't save MP at 6-7 but there's no information who led 6-5 :p

6-5 was for Isner. It was 2-3 set points.

Voo de Mar
04-09-2010, 11:24 PM
6-5 was for Isner. It was 2-3 set points.

Ok, watch matches more carefully to provide the truth :D :wavey:

Enja
04-10-2010, 02:55 PM
against Malisse
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs424.ash1/23515_386570798700_24410993700_3763161_4330349_n.j pg

Enja
04-10-2010, 11:26 PM
pics from Indian Wells
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs427.ash1/23657_370895913957_17413858957_3593210_1864263_n.j pg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs367.snc3/23657_370896038957_17413858957_3593220_6083035_n.j pg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs367.snc3/23657_370896068957_17413858957_3593223_2110622_n.j pg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs427.ash1/23657_370896048957_17413858957_3593221_5845272_n.j pg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs427.ash1/23657_370896058957_17413858957_3593222_3110058_n.j pg

Ad Wim
04-11-2010, 10:47 AM
Lol, those pants. What are they made of, parachute?!

Enja
04-26-2010, 04:02 PM
John is playing in Rome this week

first round :)
J Isner (USA) d H Zeballos (ARG) 46 76(5) 75

Next BELLUCCI(BRA) or MAYER(ARG)

DartMarcus
04-26-2010, 05:50 PM
Big win for John! It is always very hard to play with southamericans on european clay. :eek:

Sonja1989
04-26-2010, 08:23 PM
Happy Birthday John!!!

Josh V
04-26-2010, 08:40 PM
Happy Birthday John!!!

Great win for John on his birthday! :yeah:

Ozone
04-27-2010, 12:54 AM
Happy Bday Johnny!!! Love ya. HUGE win. Wow

Baghdatis#1
04-27-2010, 01:20 AM
Happy Birthday! :aparty:

Baghdatis#1
04-27-2010, 01:21 AM
Nice win over Zeballos :eek::worship:

jmf07
04-27-2010, 01:57 AM
Happy Birthday John and a great way to celebrate it. Very close in the third set but good to see him prevail in the end.

Josh V
04-29-2010, 04:28 PM
Isner into the Rome quarterfinals in doubles with Querrey. Great win today over Bhupathi and Mirnyi! :dance:

Enja
04-29-2010, 08:04 PM
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/ATP+Masters+Series+Rome+Day+Five+9GWP6vl10Dll.jpg

Baghdatis#1
04-30-2010, 02:35 AM
Keep going! :bounce:

Baghdatis#1
04-30-2010, 02:37 AM
John will play in Belgrade next week ;):bounce:

cobalt60
04-30-2010, 09:38 PM
Popping by to wish he and Sam good luck in the doubles in Rome! Nice to see the 2 young Americans bothering to play on clay; and John is having good results :yeah:

Anya07
05-01-2010, 10:35 AM
Isner-Zeballos.Rome.2010.1st (10 parts)
was added HERE (http://uploadbox.com/box/rome_2010)

DartMarcus
05-01-2010, 02:32 PM
Big 7-6 7-6 win over Cuevas/Monaco! :eek:
Good luck in the final!

jmf07
05-02-2010, 02:10 AM
:worship: Well done John.

jcempire
05-02-2010, 06:19 PM
GO John.. Go Go GO

Hope 3Rd in RG.... and Hope a QF in Wim and Hope a SF in uso

Baghdatis#1
05-03-2010, 12:16 AM
Great week in doubles :D

Gêmeos
05-03-2010, 07:18 AM
Good luck in Serbia John!:)

karo_em9
05-03-2010, 07:35 PM
Picture from SamQuerrey Twitter:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=211117&stc=1&d=1272915295

Gêmeos
05-04-2010, 05:41 AM
Picture from SamQuerrey Twitter:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=211117&stc=1&d=1272915295

Thanks for the pic.they are very close friends

Enja
05-04-2010, 08:56 AM
http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/ATP+Masters+Series+Rome+Day+Eight+2hsCXdh16Ipl.jpg
http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/ATP+Masters+Series+Rome+Day+Eight+5OXLaLriVkMl.jpg
http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/ATP+Masters+Series+Rome+Day+Six+6Y40q_8Z9nnl.jpg
http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/ATP+Masters+Series+Rome+Day+Six+NO0SEXhyfYZl.jpg
http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/ATP+Masters+Series+Rome+Day+Six+H4UUSVRi5ynl.jpg
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/ATP+Masters+Series+Rome+Day+Six+PyXBDzpOYjil.jpg

Gêmeos
05-04-2010, 10:42 AM
In Serbia
http://clip2net.com/clip/m43795/1272969626-5e4c4-541kb.jpg?nocache=1

jonathancrane
05-04-2010, 04:19 PM
At last John has his own forum :yeah:

karo_em9
05-04-2010, 06:18 PM
At last John has his own forum :yeah:

Finally! :worship:

karo_em9
05-04-2010, 06:36 PM
Second Round in Serbia Open against Josselin Ouanna (FRA).

Gêmeos
05-05-2010, 04:02 AM
wooow.John,a single forum,finally!

Filo V.
05-06-2010, 02:43 AM
Big John is the second match on center court tomorrow vs. Ouanna. He's the #2 seed in the tournament and got a bye into the second round.

Hopefully he has an easy win and good tournament!

Gêmeos
05-06-2010, 01:51 PM
Big John is the second match on center court tomorrow vs. Ouanna. He's the #2 seed in the tournament and got a bye into the second round.

Hopefully he has an easy win and good tournament!

an easy win against Ouana 6-2 6-4.GL in the next match!

Enja
05-06-2010, 05:39 PM
Richard Gasquet next....
Good luck, John

Filo V.
05-06-2010, 10:25 PM
John is going to be the first match on the center court tomorrow playing Gasquet. He played well today vs. Ouanna, and it's going to take that much if not more to beat Gasquet. Good luck Johnny boy!

Baghdatis#1
05-07-2010, 01:24 AM
:bounce:

Enja
05-07-2010, 12:39 PM
Congrats, John!:bigclap:
Good job!:yeah:
John d. Gasquet 26 76 63:worship::rocker:

Gêmeos
05-07-2010, 12:42 PM
woooooow.watching the whole match..:bounce:
have done very well but 74 unforced errors..can't believe it:unsure:
Come on in the next round vs wawrinka or troicki:hug:

karo_em9
05-07-2010, 02:46 PM
yey!! :woohoo:

Josh V
05-07-2010, 04:37 PM
Great win for John! You could tell that he was definitely less comfortable on the clay than Gasquet, but he kept fighting and was able to win the big points :yeah:

DartMarcus
05-07-2010, 05:46 PM
Great win for John!
Don't expect much vs Wawrinka, but still good luck! :bounce:

Filo V.
05-08-2010, 03:24 AM
Great comeback John! He was down and out really, but Gasquet allowed him back in the match, and John took his opportunities and ran away with the 3rd set after breaking Gasquet back to back return games after being broken himself in his first serve game of the set. The match was the perfect example of how mentally tough John really is.

John is the first match on tomorrow, playing Wawrinka in the SF. It will be difficult but nothing is impossible for Big John. Good luck and hope he gets the right result at the end!

Filo V.
05-08-2010, 01:04 PM
John won the first set 7-5!!!!! He's playing aggressively and of course serving well, and Stan is making some errors. Lets get this win Johnny boy!!!!

Gêmeos
05-08-2010, 01:39 PM
Nice win for John 7-5 7-5 :sad:poor Stan

Gêmeos
05-08-2010, 01:41 PM
Into finals now,hope you will win another title here:wavey:

Filo V.
05-08-2010, 01:47 PM
Great job John! He played aggressive and took advantage of his opportunities. It wasn't the highest quality match from either but Big John came through big again! He's as much of a mental giant as a physical one.

Good luck in the final, hopefully it's an all-American one vs. Sam and he gets his revenge :devil:

Josh V
05-08-2010, 04:33 PM
:woohoo: Take the title John!

Filo V.
05-08-2010, 07:06 PM
All-American final it is, Isner vs. Querrey after Sam won 61 6-2 over Krajinovic. Sam's overall game and movement are better on clay but John has the bigger serve and forehand, and more net ability. It's going to be a great match, but hopefully John comes through at the end! Good luck Johnny!

Baghdatis#1
05-08-2010, 07:41 PM
:banana:

Filo V.
05-09-2010, 05:52 PM
John didn't quite come up big this time and lost to Sam 6-3 6-7 (4) 6-4 in the title match at Belgrade. John led 6-3 *5-4 and had a MP on serve to close out the match. Unfortunately he got a little tight, was struggling with his serve and Sam started playing a lot better, and John opened the door and allowed Sam to enter. In the third set, John's fitness failed him, as Sam was the stronger of the two at the end.

Regardless of today's result, John had a great week and made his first ever ATP clay court event final, and with this result, he is in the top 20 again, and has little to defend until July, so more moves up the rankings are likely. It's been a great week for him and he has done himself proud by beating players like Wawrinka and Gasquet on clay. The confidence that will give him for the French should do him wonders.

Congrats on the great week, John!

Filo V.
05-09-2010, 05:58 PM
John will now have to put the disappointment of losing today's final behind him as Madrid tournament is now started. Here is his part of the draw:

Isner - Q5
Kohlschreiber - Q6
Q7 - Seppi
Bye - Nadal

John has two winnable matches, a qualifier and then likely Kohli, whose very good on clay, but John can beat him if he plays well. If he wins his first two matches, the King of Clay awaits. Hopefully he is not too tired and he can play at 100% of his abilities and can come out of Madrid with a couple of good wins, and at least put up a fight vs. Rafa if he makes it to the 3rd round.

Good luck Johnny boy!

karo_em9
05-09-2010, 09:07 PM
Bad luck today John. He had chances, but it wasn't his moment. :sad:
Now, Good Luck to John at Madrid!! :worship:

Filo V.
05-10-2010, 12:45 PM
The qualifier that drew John is Christophe Rochus. They will be playing tomorrow.

Gêmeos
05-10-2010, 03:15 PM
:sad:Poor big John,you looked so sad on the prize giving ceremony:hug:Come on in Madrid

Selby
05-10-2010, 05:32 PM
If John isn't too tired or too disappointed about his final loss he has a good chance to make it to the 3rd round against Nadal, he's got a good draw.

Baghdatis#1
05-11-2010, 01:36 AM
GL in Madrid! :bounce:

Enja
05-11-2010, 09:14 AM
John is number 19 in the world now :bigclap::rocker:

Enja
05-11-2010, 06:42 PM
John won 57 62 62 :yeah::bounce:

rkellymacon
05-11-2010, 07:29 PM
John won again today, 5-7, 6-2, 6-2!! He now plays Giraldo of Colombia

jmf07
05-12-2010, 09:46 AM
:woohoo: finally a John Isner player forum.

Enja
05-12-2010, 06:04 PM
John won today 2 matches :yeah::bigclap:
[13] J Isner (USA) d [Q] S Giraldo (COL) 16 76(6) 62

J Isner (USA) / S Querrey (USA) d T Bellucci (BRA) / B Soares (BRA) 26 75 10-8

Sonja1989
05-12-2010, 08:30 PM
John won today 2 matches :yeah::bigclap:
[13] J Isner (USA) d [Q] S Giraldo (COL) 16 76(6) 62

J Isner (USA) / S Querrey (USA) d T Bellucci (BRA) / B Soares (BRA) 26 75 10-8

Well done Johnny!!! :worship:

Josh V
05-13-2010, 02:25 AM
John won today 2 matches :yeah::bigclap:
[13] J Isner (USA) d [Q] S Giraldo (COL) 16 76(6) 62

J Isner (USA) / S Querrey (USA) d T Bellucci (BRA) / B Soares (BRA) 26 75 10-8

Great wins for John :yeah:
He plays Nadal tomorrow :eek:
The high altitude should give him a chance, but he has to be getting tired after a final last week and three 3-set matches in the last two days. Good luck John! Go get him! :boxing:

Baghdatis#1
05-13-2010, 04:14 PM
5-7 1-3 against Rafa :sad:

Selby
05-13-2010, 04:37 PM
Johnny's improvement is meteoric, we can expect great things from him.

BTW, it would be very wise from him to withdraw from Dusseldorf.

Josh V
05-14-2010, 12:59 AM
Johnny's improvement is meteoric, we can expect great things from him.

BTW, it would be very wise from him to withdraw from Dusseldorf.

Definately agree. John was looking really drained in his match today. I'm worried that he'll feel obligated to his teammates to play though.

Baghdatis#1
05-15-2010, 11:50 PM
GL in the ARAG World Team Cup! :bounce:

Selby
05-16-2010, 03:29 PM
I'm really disappointed with John's decision to play this week :o

Baghdatis#1
05-16-2010, 04:37 PM
2/6 4/6 to Hewitt :sad:

The Magician
05-17-2010, 09:29 AM
Does anyone know about John's coaching staff/physios? I'd like to think those people exist to prevent players from making dumb decisions and over-scheduling, and John seems like the kind of humble guy who would listen to them.

Enja
05-18-2010, 12:50 PM
Robby Ginepri will replace John Isner (sore arm) in the top singles against Nicolas Almagro in the second tie against Spain in the Red Group.

:sad:

Selby
05-18-2010, 12:54 PM
I knew that was going to happen, that's what happens when you play while you are injured and tired, it was such a bad decision from him and now he's probably doubtful for the French Open.

krn81
05-18-2010, 01:20 PM
Maybe it is not so bad that he withdrew, he was maybe wised and it is maybe not so big injury so at least he can rest until RG...

I was in Madrid last week, and i have seen almost all his matches and he was tired; it was obvious, i saw his training the Thursday and it was more a warming than a training after 30 minutes maybe even less he said to his team that he needs to stop. It was strange because in the court next to him it was Nadal, and Nadal arrived 45 minutes before him and almost finished after him.

Deboogle!.
05-19-2010, 06:06 PM
I haven't read anything at all about him being doubtful for RG, let's not get ahead of ourselves. Sounds to me like he's just been playing a lot and realized playing this exhibition event was not smart before a slam. Sore to me just means tired, just needs a bit of a rest. I'm sure he'll be fine.

Sonja1989
05-19-2010, 06:23 PM
I haven't read anything at all about him being doubtful for RG, let's not get ahead of ourselves. Sounds to me like he's just been playing a lot and realized playing this exhibition event was not smart before a slam. Sore to me just means tired, just needs a bit of a rest. I'm sure he'll be fine.

I agree, I'm not afraid of him

Selby
05-19-2010, 06:26 PM
Yeah he'll probably be fit enough for RG, but how much fit? I'm sure it could have been better if he hadn't played doubles in Madrid and if he didn't play in Germany in the first place. Anyway, I still think he can get a decent result in Paris.

Sonja1989
05-19-2010, 08:33 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2010/05/Other/Isner-Long-Journey-To-Madrid.aspx

Wow :haha::haha::haha:

Enja
05-20-2010, 07:54 PM
According the schedule
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/615/op.pdf
John is going to play tomorrow against Tomas Berdych

Selby
05-20-2010, 08:22 PM
Well, again, not the smartest decision, even if his arm isn't sore anymore he didn't have enough rest IMO.
And it's not like the US team needs the singles win because the twins should clinch it in the doubles anyway.

Enja
05-20-2010, 08:29 PM
Thursday 05/20/2010 11:39:59
Catching Up With Former Bulldog John Isner
by UGA Sports Communications

A four-time All-American at the University of Georgia, John Isner has emerged as one of professional tennis' great young stars. Named the Association of Tennis Professionals' Most Improved Player in 2009, Isner is currently ranked 19th in the world. Georgiadogs.com had the chance to catch up with John as he prepares for his second career appearance in the prestigious French Open.

georgiadogs.com: Currently, you're ranked 19th on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour singles list. You entered professional tennis in 2007 ranked 839th in the world. How would you describe the past three years, using your ascent up the rankings as a reference point?

John Isner: Well I first started out as a pro that really no one outside of the college ranks knew about. I had a lot of success in college but that does not necessarily translate into success on the pro tour, so I really had no idea what to expect. I was fortunate enough to do really well in my first couple of "minor league" events and in my first ever ATP event I made the finals. I knew right then and there that I could make a living out of this sport. The ride has not always smooth but I truly am living a dream.

georgiadogs.com: You were named the ATP's Most Improved Player in 2009, then subsequently won your first professional title at the Heineken Open in Auckland, New Zealand, earlier this year. What specific improvements in your tennis game would you say have been key to your recent success?

JI: I have been working with the same coach now for almost 16 months and he has made drastic improvements in my serve and my forehand. Those two shots have always been my weapons, but over the last two years they have gotten even better.
Another huge component to my success is my overall strength and conditioning. Since I am such a big guy, I have to put in a lot of time in the weight room and that has made every part of my game better. What it also does is keep me fit and healthy and prevents my body from breaking down. Even though tennis is not technically a contact sport, your body can take a beating, so being physically fit and strong has made a big difference in my game as well.

georgiadogs.com: You made an impact on the tennis world in your first season with a surprising run to the finals of the Legg Mason Classic, where you dropped a 6-4, 7-6(4) decision to Andy Roddick. Two years later, you avenged that loss to Roddick at the U.S. Open, winning 7-6(3), 6-3, 3-6, 5-7, 7-6(5). What other matches do you personally consider memorable or important in your professional career thus far?

JI: Beating Andy Roddick at the U.S. Open last year was unquestionably the biggest win of my career. The fact that I did it at arguably the biggest tennis event in the world makes it my best win. That said, I have played some matches that stick out in my mind. One off the top of my head was my match versus Roger Federer at the 2007 U.S. Open. I came out of college that year and no one knew who I was and I found myself facing the greatest player of all time on center court of the U.S. Open. I was able to win the first set that day and the crowd absolutely erupted at that point. Although I pretty much got wiped off the court after that, I will never forget it that moment of winning the first set.

Another one was my Davis Cup match versus second-ranked Novak Djokovic in his home country of Serbia. Playing in front of 20,000 people that don't like you very much was pretty tough but I fought tooth-and-nail with him that day. Though I eventually lost in 5 tough sets, that also is another day I will not forget.

georgiadogs.com: At present, you're also seventh in the doubles team rankings, according to ATPWorldTour.com, along with partner Sam Querrey. The two of you have even met as opponents three times, twice in the final round of an event. Describe your relationship with Sam.

JI: Sam Querrey and myself are truly best friends on the pro tour. We play the same schedule, travel together, eat together and play doubles with each other. One of the reasons we have done so well on the doubles court this year is because we get along with each other so well. That really goes a long way.

But as you mentioned, we have played against each other three times this year. It is never easy playing a friend but at the same time we are competitors out there. We don't like playing each other, but at the same we realize that it will probably happen a lot in our careers.

georgiadogs.com: You're on the road right now, preparing to conclude the clay court season at the French Open. In your only previous appearance at Roland Garros (in 2008), you bowed out in the first round. What expectations, if any, do you place on yourself going into this year's event?

JI: I have a lot higher expectations for myself this year at the French Open. I have proved with my recent success that I can play really well on the red clay. I simply am just a better player than I was two years ago and anything less than making the second week this year I would consider a disappointment.

georgiadogs.com: According to a news article on JohnIsnerTennis.com, you have signed on with the Boston Lobsters of World Team Tennis (WTT), an organization co-founded by tennis great Billie Jean King. What is WTT and how did you decide to become involved?

JI: World Team Tennis has been going on for quite some time now. Billie Jean King founded it and it has enjoyed great success. The crowds are always great and the fans really get into it. It's more of a college tennis match than a pro tennis match which is something I really like about it. The Boston Lobsters decided to pick me up for a few matches this year and hopefully I can bring them some success.

georgiadogs.com: Currently, there are nine Americans ranked in the ATP Top 100, three (including yourself) ranked in the Top 25. How does this reflect the state of American tennis to you?

JI: A lot of people will say that the state of American tennis is down right now but I would disagree. American tennis fans were spoiled when guys like McEnroe, Connors, Sampras and Agassi were playing. In my opinion, the game is much deeper now than it was back then and, in that context, having nine players inside the top 100 is a pretty amazing accomplishment.

georgiadogs.com: ESPN.com's Bonnie Ford recently wrote an article in which you say your collegiate tennis career was "critical to (your) maturity." Expand upon that topic, please.

JI: Without a doubt playing four years of college tennis was the best avenue for me to get to the professional ranks. I am the only player in the top 50 to play four years of college tennis, but without that experience I would not be where I am right now. I simply was not good enough to turn pro out of high school and was able to fine-tune my game for four years under coach Manny Diaz. He was absolutely critical to my success today. Being able to spend the four years on court with him truly set me up for where I am today. Another thing is that I had the time of my life in college whereas some of my peers that decided to forego college and found it really hard to adjust to the pro game out of high school. Playing against 28-year-old men at 18 years old was something I did not want to do, so the decision to attend UGA was an easy one for me.

georgiadogs.com: You played at the top position on Georgia's 2006-07 national championship team, which, in going undefeated, outscored its opponents, 174-13. What moments from that magical run stand out to you now, three years later?

JI: My senior season was truly a memorable one. What stands out is simply how dominant we were as a team. I hate to sound cocky, but no one challenged us all year long. Our line-up was so strong and our sense of team unity was even stronger.

Not many folks have the opportunity to win a title in front of their own fans, so we weren't going to let that chance pass us by. No one in the country can pack a crowd in like Athens does for the NCAA Championships and the atmosphere at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex is always electric. Playing in front of 5,000 people and winning the title was unbelievable and I will never forget that.

http://www.georgiadogs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=204948038&SPSID=40770&SPID=3599&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=8800#

Sonja1989
05-20-2010, 08:30 PM
Well, again, not the smartest decision, even if his arm isn't sore anymore he didn't have enough rest IMO.
And it's not like the US team needs the singles win because the twins should clinch it in the doubles anyway.

Yeah, Isner is silly.
But... GL Johnny!!!

Baghdatis#1
05-21-2010, 01:11 AM
Thanks for the interview :cool:

Baghdatis#1
05-22-2010, 01:21 AM
RG R1 vs. Golubev :bounce:

jmf07
05-23-2010, 04:17 AM
Good luck John. Not too bad of a draw.

Enja
05-23-2010, 03:47 PM
Tomorrow
first match starts at 11.00am
Court 14
John Isner(USA)[17] vs. Andrey Golubev(KAZ)

Josh V
05-23-2010, 08:07 PM
Tomorrow
first match starts at 11.00am
Court 14
John Isner(USA)[17] vs. Andrey Golubev(KAZ)

Good luck John! Probably no stream or TV coverage on court 14. :sad:

Enja
05-24-2010, 11:39 AM
[17] J Isner (USA) d A Golubev (KAZ) 64 63 62 :bigclap:

M. Chiudinelli next

Josh V
05-24-2010, 06:06 PM
[17] J Isner (USA) d A Golubev (KAZ) 64 63 62 :bigclap:

M. Chiudinelli next

:woohoo:

Impressive scoreline :yeah:

Enja
05-24-2010, 06:23 PM
Post-event - John Isner
Monday, May 24, 2010
John Isner

Q. Seemed pretty routine out there. Are you really getting your clay feet here. What's going on?
JOHN ISNER: Yeah, I played a good amount of clay court tennis prior to this event. And although I played five weeks in a row, it's not as bad as it sounds.
Last week I took it pretty easy and made sure I rested a good bit and relaxed last week, and so I felt pretty fresh coming into here, coming into today. I thought I played exceptionally well.

Q. A lot is made obviously about the American struggles on clay. Now it seems like you and Sam have been handed the hopes of people as maybe you guys can break through. What's your take on the struggles in general, and the way and you Sam have been able to show only pretty good results?
JOHN ISNER: Yeah, I mean, obviously historically Americans don't do that great here or over the last ten years or eight years or whatever but I think it's something that we're getting better at.
I think there's a lot of Americans in the main draw. There's a few that qualified. We got a bunch that got directly accepted. I think we're definitely getting better on clay.
It's not our best surface per se; that's probably hardcourt. But I think three, four, five people even have the ability of making to the second week.

Q. Am I right in assuming you put yourself in that group?
JOHN ISNER: Yeah.

Q. When you come to the clay, are there adjustments you make to your game, or do you feel like, I'm gonna play my style of play?
JOHN ISNER: A little bit of adjustments. Not too much. Maybe on the return of serve I move a foot back further than I would on a hardcourt.
But for the most part, I'm gonna play my game. That's obviously serve big, serve and volley a good bit, and try to end points with my forehand. So it's pretty much the same concept.
I think the clay just gives me more time to move around in the back and, you know, play better I mean, and play defense, which I think I did that today. I won a couple key points from behind, and that's what the clay allows you to do.

Q. Does the clay also give a higher bounce that helps you?
JOHN ISNER: Without a doubt. The ball, you know, especially when you're playing guys that hit topspin the guy I played today, he hit some balls that were good shots, but I found them right in my strike zone, you know, shoulder high. That's where I want it. So I was able to kind of get down on the ball.
You know, I enjoy playing on the clay.

Q. I mean, you and Sam have come over to Europe and last couple years played a lot. Sam made the quarters in Monte Carlo couple years ago, so it seems like there's an effort to really try to improve and play better on clay and come over a little bit earlier than some other guys. Is there any sense you have sort among your peers that maybe, okay, the Americans, this generation, they're not such a walkover on clay, that you have a little bit of swagger now?
JOHN ISNER: I think without a doubt. I mean, especially with Sam and myself. We played in a clay court final in Europe, albeit a few weeks back, so people definitely know that both myself and Sam can play on this surface.
I think really of all the Americans we've played the most on it. We decided to come over here for the long haul. This is our fifth week. I think it's gonna pay dividends at this tournament.
Like I said, we're both big guys and should hold our serve a lot no matter the surface. The clay just gives us more time, and the ball sits up in our strike zone.

Q. How much do you pay attention to the results of other American players? Do you have any idea like with Taylor today?
JOHN ISNER: Yeah, I know he won. I saw like his match point on the TV in the locker room, which is great. You know, I'll pay attention a little bit tomorrow with Sam and Robby. That's gonna be a good match.
But I would really I won't look too much into it. I'll check the scores every once in a while. Obviously I want as many Americans a possible into the second round.

Q. What has to change in your eyes to get your generation and younger generations good on clay again the way the Agassis and Changs and Couriers were 20 years ago?
JOHN ISNER: I don't know if you're asking the right person that question. I can't tell you. I don't know.
I mean, I took a different path to here. I mean, I went to college and didn't play on a clay court for like five years. I found it to be pretty natural transition. I think the USTA is trying to get some younger players over practicing in Spain or whatnot on clay.
Just the more practice you get over here on this surface, the better you're gonna be. Gonna make you better on all surfaces.

Q. I'm trying to remember what you said at the Australian Open. Did you say you only came here once or only played one match here before last year or something?
JOHN ISNER: Yeah. I didn't play last year, so 2008 was my first year playing here.

Q. If you ended up trying to tailor your game, or if Americans did, would that not negatively effect how they play on the other hardcourts or anything?
JOHN ISNER: No, I disagree. Practicing on clay, even in the hardcourt season which I sometimes do is great. It makes your legs stronger. You're seeing more balls. The points aren't as quick.
I think practicing on clay is it's not a disadvantage at all. If anything, it's gonna help you on every other surface.

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/interviews/2010-05-24/201005241274714547990.html

krn81
05-25-2010, 03:20 PM
An article from the French RG website:
http://www.rolandgarros.com/fr_FR/news/articles/2010-05-25/201005251274775697810.html

Google Translation:
John Isner is a busy man. He turned professional at 22 after four years of university studies, the American advance in leaps and bounds. As its size.

Isner John has a habit of doing everything quickly. And big. From the top of its 2.06 m, the American figure in 19th place worldwide. Yet there are precisely three years, he was still the 832nd! But the month of July 2007 marked the first boost in his career with a first win in Lexington Challenger final in Washington and in the second ATP tournament of his career. Since then, Isner progressing fast. And not just because he's 50 shoe ...

It started in late adolescence. Between 17 and 18, the University of Georgia graduate grows 15 centimeters. From just great, it passes outright giant. "My growth were too late to make a career in basketball," explained the protege of Craig Boynton, former mentor of Jim Courier and Mardy Fish.

So John opts for tennis, he has worked his nine years. "To my left college, I really was not good enough to think about a career on the circuit. He lacked the maturity, physical confidence," admitted the former star for the Bulldogs. "Only after my third year of university I have started to believe."

"I can do some damage here"

NCAA Champion University double, team and singles finalist in 2007, then tumbles Isner by the gateway into the world of the ATP. Two months after his first professional game, here in the U.S. capital. There, he buys Tim Henman, Tommy Haas and Gael Monfils before losing in the final against Andy Roddick, his future fellow Davis Cup.

Washington, the first step of a steady and rapid commenced during four months in 2008 by mononucleosis. "This case was a test but it also allows me to realize how lucky I am to be here today. Here it is in the Top 20 and the second round of a tournament where he aims to rhyme with right.

"I really think I can do damage, I took a week off before the tournament and I feel fresh. I'm in Europe for five weeks to play on clay and when the weather is ideal for me with a short quick rebounds and senior, I feel able to go far. " The falling out between the Americans and the clay, a recent finalist in Belgrade against his compatriot Sam Querrey does not maintain it. "Sam and I have proved that we knew to play on this surface. I realize I have some adjustments in my game but not much. My forehand and my serve will remain my debut."

"My size? A Difference"

From its 2m06, this fan of former best NBA player Karl Malone, "a big hard worker," is one of the biggest stakes of the circuit. Its size, seeded No. 17 has learned to make a value-added. "I need to do lots of fitness and take good care of my body is a process that took time. When I was a junior, I worked a lot less than other players." Tennis, he learned to make his passion. "I do not look young a lot of games on television," he admits.

Competitive, it does not defeat each one intense drama nor a personal matter. "I am a rational," said the prodigal son in Greensboro, North Carolina. "Some tournaments there are plenty." Roland Garros is once a year. "This is the special flavor of the Grand Slam," says John's ambitious, "but not yet expert dirt, far from it," he says amusingly. No problem, there is no real expert in his part of the draw. The finding in its second week, although the surface of his funny, is not really a surprise ...

The English version of the website published also the article but it is a bit different version
http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/news/articles/2010-05-25/201005251274801593818.html

Baghdatis#1
05-26-2010, 02:04 AM
John :cool:

krn81
05-26-2010, 08:33 PM
He will finish his match tomorrow on court 6 not before 12:30
He lost first set 7-6 and it 5-5 in the second, broke and few games later got broken!
Hopefully it will be dry tomorrow morning for his game!

Selby
05-26-2010, 08:51 PM
John just couldn't deal with the low bounce, hopefully there will be some change in the conditions tomorrow or else I can't see John winning this unfortunately.

Ozone
05-26-2010, 11:54 PM
Cmon Johnny

Selby
05-27-2010, 06:48 PM
:woohoo::bowdown:

Enja
05-27-2010, 07:48 PM
John def M Chuidinelli 67(3) 76(3) 76(7) 64 :bigclap:

Josh V
05-27-2010, 09:46 PM
Big win for John in tough conditions! :banana:

Baghdatis#1
05-28-2010, 01:07 AM
John :bigclap:

I_Dasco
05-28-2010, 04:49 AM
Hope John will beat Berdych today !

Enja
05-28-2010, 04:45 PM
John lost 26 26 16 :eek::sad:

Josh V
05-28-2010, 05:17 PM
John :sad:

I_Dasco
05-29-2010, 04:12 AM
Poor John

DartMarcus
05-29-2010, 06:09 AM
Still good for John to reach R3 at clay slam!
Now hope he gets a rest and gets ready to grass court season!

jmf07
05-29-2010, 06:16 AM
Good clay season nonetheless and it was better than I expected it to be. Hopefully he can go on and do well on the grass.

Selby
06-05-2010, 11:45 AM
Any explanation for why Johnny isn't playing Queens?

Josh V
06-05-2010, 04:49 PM
Any explanation for why Johnny isn't playing Queens?

John's entered in Eastbourne the week after Queens so I'm guessing he just wanted a week off. I'm kind of disappointed that he's not playing either Queens or Newport though. He needs all the practice he can get on grass, IMO.

cobalt60
06-24-2010, 11:10 PM
Awesome show of guts Mr Isner :worship:

Ozone
06-25-2010, 04:02 AM
Really? No posts? I thought the whole world would be looking at this. 64 36 67 76 70-68!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! John vs. De Bakker in 2nd round of Wimbledon. John breaks all-time ace record in 1 match!! Longest match ever played in tennis history!!! COME ON!

cobalt60
06-25-2010, 09:42 PM
No surprise he lost today.

Josh V
06-26-2010, 12:18 AM
John :hug:
Commendable that John even finished his match today.

Eden
08-26-2010, 06:37 PM
Making Up For Lost Time

DEUCE
by Joel Drucker

http://www.atpworldtour.com/~/media/F4B55A9C1D1B4156AB479C4A10DE2F0B.ashx
Craig Boynton told John Isner he was fit enough to play for 10 hours. At Wimbledon he proved he was fitter and stronger, winning the longest-match in tennis history.

John Isner has begun to ramp up the intensity that was lacking in his University of Georgia days to build a well-rounded game that is reaping dividends this year.

Long before his Wimbledon epic, months before earning 15 minutes of fame for 665 minutes of toil, John Isner sat in the player's lounge of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, and owned up to a simple truth about himself. According to Isner, "In everything I've done I've always been a late bloomer."

In a sport where precocity often carries the day, Isner notes, "I didn't work very hard on my tennis in high school," carving out a junior career just good enough to earn a scholarship to the University of Georgia. As his game matured amid high-energy undergraduates and one of the most passionate tennis venues you'll ever see, Isner's deliberate nature was quite apparent, inspiring his fellow Bulldogs to nickname him "Grandpa." Even now on the ATP World Tour, his good friend, rival and doubles partner Sam Querrey concedes the two are quite similar, a pair of low-key dudes who will treat each other to dinner should they come up against each other in singles. But when it comes to matters of post-match stretching, while Querrey might occasionally dash off the court once the last ball is hit, Isner is as devout about his rituals as a monk bowing to a shrine.

Tennis Hall of Famer and two-time Grand Slam singles champion Stan Smith understands the 6'9" Isner's approach. A rangy 6'4" – quite tall during his emergence in the '60s and '70s – Smith grasps the mindset of the long and lanky. Says Smith, "The big guy is trying to build a well-rounded, versatile game. That takes longer to develop."

But do not confuse Isner's methodical manner with a lack of engagement. Over the last 18 months, he has ramped up the intensity of everything from his on-court practice sessions to off-court fitness regimen, a complete transformation that has turned Isner from a curiosity to a consummate professional.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/DEUCE-Tennis/DEUCE-August-2010/~/media/01AADEAB6B5F481AA0A2CD982D8EFB67.ashx?w=250&h=180&as=1

Pensive as Isner can be, his career since college has gone at rapid speed. Just three years ago, having finished four years at Georgia – including pacing the team to the 2007 NCAA title – he was ranked 416 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings. Granted a wild card into the main draw of the Legg Mason Classic in Washington, D.C., Isner won five third-set tie-breaks to reach the final, where he lost to Andy Roddick. His ranking shot up to 138. A month later he went two rounds in the US Open where he took the opening set off Roger Federer before going down in four sets but earning praise from the great Swiss. Said Federer that afternoon in New York, "His potential seems good to me... he's going to be having a good career no doubt."

But then, invariably, Isner suffered a frustrating hiccup, a pause in his growth as he sought to adjust to everything from the rigors of competition to life as a traveling pro. Having soared from 843 at the end of '06 to 107 a year later, by the end of 2008 Isner had dropped 38 spots to a world ranking of 145.

Says Isner, "I had that early success and could see I could play on the tour, that I really could compete with the best pros. But in '08 I came to see that maybe I'd done a little too well too early. I got a lot of wild cards, skipped playing a lot of Challengers and maybe didn't develop as much as I could have as a player."

Says Smith, "It's a quick man's game, and the big guy might be a little more vulnerable to injuries. So that's where you have to learn a lot about fitness and things like strengthening your core. Then there's the whole aspect of travel. In team sports things are arranged for you, but in tennis you're on your own, and the world isn't always set up for someone John's height. So you've got to be aware of these things when you fly, with cars, hotel rooms. It can be a real challenge to keep your body from getting twisted."

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/DEUCE-Tennis/DEUCE-August-2010/~/media/10F0564C8B2146728FC69483646A21A0.ashx?w=180&h=250&as=1

Ditto for the mind. Matters came to a head for Isner in March 2009. Following a frustrating loss in the qualifying for the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, where he served a paltry six aces and failed to generate a single break opportunity, his ranking treading water at 137 in the world, Isner contacted Craig Boynton, a former coach of Mardy Fish and Jim Courier, long affiliated with Saddlebrook Tennis Academy. Boynton dared ask Isner if he was willing to put in the hard work necessary to become a sustainable contender. True to his background as a communications major, Isner issued a concise response: I'm ready.

Over the course of nearly two weeks that Isner calls "the best practice of my life," he and Boynton reassembled his game. If earlier Isner had primarily pondered how to hit the ball properly and deploy his massive serve, with Boynton he began to think more about how to disrupt opponents; that is, to learn how to build points and matches with purpose, strategy and tactics. Says Boynton, "I wanted him to see how the opponent is thinking, how the opponent must deal with the specific weapons John brings to the table." That awareness triggered a better understanding of which strokes Isner needed to hone technically – such as his volleys and return of serve – and in turn also gain a greater sense of which areas he should emphasize in his off-court training. According to Boynton, "The holes are being filled."

By the end of 2009, Isner had climbed an impressive 111 places up the South African Airways ATP Rankings to World to 34 and earned the ATP World Tour's Most Improved Player Of The Year Award. Good things continued in 2010, including Isner taking his first singles title in Auckland, getting to the round of 16 at the Australian Open, making his Davis Cup debut, reaching three additional finals and cracking the Top 20. As you might expect from someone who benefited considerably from playing college tennis, Isner relished the chance to represent his country. That weekend in Belgrade, Serbia, he played two singles and also stepped up at the last minute for the doubles too. "That was a thrill," says Isner. "Even though I lost in singles, I learned a lot and I know now that by putting in the hard work I really belong right up there."

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/DEUCE-Tennis/DEUCE-August-2010/~/media/2D4FD08FDE364E8EA0D4C2E4E67D5699.ashx?w=250&h=180&as=1

Prior to Wimbledon this year, Boynton told Isner he believed he was fit enough to play for 10 hours. It turned out Boynton had under-estimated. As the world came to know, over the course of three days, Isner's apparently prosaic first-round match took on an entirely different quality. Wimbledon's Court 18, the spot for his match versus Nicholas Mahut, is a cozy spot holding 782 spectators. But by the time Isner and Mahut came out to complete their match at 59-all in the fifth, Court 18 was being watched by millions more all over the world. Over the course of 20 more games, Isner and Mahut at last finished an eleven-hour and five-minute match that shattered records left and right. The fifth set alone was longer than any previous match in tennis history. Said Isner afterwards, "I really thought it was a dream. I didn't think that type of match was possible."

Isner instantly became a pop culture hero. There he was on David Letterman's late night show, honoured by the US Olympic Committee as June's Male Athlete of the Month, winner of an ESPY Award, praised on the floor of the U.S. Senate. That match, Isner told CNN, was "absolutely crazy," and though he will likely talk about it until he draws his last breath, as the US Open nears his summer has been a return to normalcy – hard workouts and plenty of tennis over the course of the US Open Series. [Although an ankle injury sustained in Cincinnati interrupted his Flushing Meadows preparations.]

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/DEUCE-Tennis/DEUCE-August-2010/~/media/E491111201A447E39E278DC78F09B383.ashx?w=180&h=250&as=1

Last year's US Open was a breakthrough for Isner. After winning two matches to match his '07 debut result, he once again arrived in Arthur Ashe Stadium to take on a past champion, in this case America's top dog, Andy Roddick. Says Isner, "I'd played Andy in that first final in [Washington] DC, and then again in DC a few weeks prior to the Open. Though he beat me both times, that second match was really close. And so I came into that match with Andy for the first time not just hoping I could win, but knowing I could win." Taking the first two sets, Isner was well aware that Roddick would counter. Soon enough, Roddick had leveled the match to take it into the fifth. But in that decisive set, Isner held strong, winning it in a tie-break. Says Boynton, "That's the kind of effort where all the work you put in pays off – win or lose." As Smith says, "The big guy wants to take advantage of his strengths – serve, tough to pass at the net. John is really building that kind of game."

There once was a time when players spoke frequently about the desire to generate specific results – to win a Slam, attain the World No. 1 ranking, crack the Top 10. But in the 21st century, the language has changed. As coaches and players have disclosed more about matters related to fitness, training and tactics, the emphasis is less on outcome, more on process: What can the player do to become a better player?

Boynton fondly refers to "the journey," which covers everything from the surrealistic Wimbledon match to a long van ride from Germany to Roland Garros to Isner finetuning the kind of gunslinger tennis he'll need to perfect in a career that will likely be filled with tons of tie-breaks. Isner too knows the road is long and that his greatest moments are yet to come. As he says, "I feel my best tennis is two or three years away."

It's ironic that while Isner's playing style is increasingly based on taking time away from his opponents, there is no question that this 25 year old is not a man to be rushed.

Source: http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/DEUCE-Tennis/DEUCE-August-2010/John-Isner.aspx

Sonja1989
09-16-2010, 08:30 PM
In Davis Cup John plays only doubles with Harrison on Saturday.

http://www.daviscup.com/results/tieresult.asp?tie=100014746

Josh V
09-16-2010, 10:00 PM
In Davis Cup John plays only doubles with Harrison on Saturday.

http://www.daviscup.com/results/tieresult.asp?tie=100014746

Harrison? :eek: I'm not really surprised John is only playing doubles since it's clay, but very strange choice of partners considering the success John has had with both Querrey and Fish. I expect that Harrison will only play the doubles if US wins both singles the first day.

Ozone
09-26-2010, 03:27 AM
Hey everyone:wavey: John being a former collegiate tennis superstar, I hope some of you can please vote yes in the College Tennis Forum Requests. Thanks

PS: No, I am not a troll. Ima huge Quisnerison fan

Josh V
10-26-2010, 04:13 PM
John won his first round match in Montpellier against Paire 7-5, 6-2. Good start for John. He seemed to be hitting his forehand very well today. :yeah: Good luck John!

Sonja1989
10-26-2010, 08:15 PM
Montpellier R1 - John vs. Paire

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0a2heTYa845Hv/610x.jpg

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/01VKgOrcE2ayA/x610.jpg

Josh V
11-10-2010, 10:49 PM
John's 2010 season is over after losing to Llodra in the second round of Paris today. John finishes the year with his best ever year-end ranking of 19!

Rest up John. Good luck in 2011! :yeah:

Sonja1989
11-20-2010, 01:52 PM
Good luck in 2011, John!!!

He will play in Delray Beach the next year.

http://www.yellowtennisball.com/online2/players.html

Sonja1989
02-11-2011, 02:01 PM
John needs the very good draw in Memphis. Must defend this 300 point. Come on!!!

Sonja1989
02-12-2011, 11:31 AM
Del Potro in R1!!! :bigcry: If he beat Delpo... Dodig. :bigcry:
The worst draw I have ever seen...

Josh V
02-12-2011, 05:42 PM
Del Potro in R1!!! :bigcry: If he beat Delpo... Dodig. :bigcry:
The worst draw I have ever seen...

Terrible draw. John needed an easy first couple matches since he has not played since the Australian Open. He will fall to about #33 if he loses to Del Potro.

Gillouthe best
02-13-2011, 12:49 PM
C'mom John, terrible draw on Memphis

Iván
02-13-2011, 12:55 PM
winnable match

Sonja1989
02-13-2011, 01:05 PM
^^ If John is serving well he will beats Del Potro.
But this draw is really terrible.

Sonja1989
02-13-2011, 08:06 PM
The match will be on Wednesday night.

kayjay63
02-18-2011, 06:49 AM
The USTA and U.S. Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier announced that world No. 8 Andy Roddick, No. 18 Sam Querrey, No. 24 John Isner, and the world’s top-ranked doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan will travel to Chile to represent the United States in the 2011 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas first round match against Chile, March 4-6, on an outdoor clay court at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile.

http://www.usta.com/courier_to_bring_roddick_querrey_isner_and_bryans_ to_face_chile_in_2011_davis_cup_first_round/default.aspx

I hope John actually gets to play.

Sonja1989
02-18-2011, 11:09 AM
http://www.usta.com/courier_to_bring_roddick_querrey_isner_and_bryans_ to_face_chile_in_2011_davis_cup_first_round/default.aspx

I hope John actually gets to play.

Roddick is surprise for me. I think John will play one match. :)

kayjay63
02-20-2011, 02:09 AM
The draw is out for Delray Beach: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2011/499/mds.pdf

He would likely have to play Del Potro in the second round. Poor guy can't catch a break.

Sonja1989
02-20-2011, 09:31 AM
:banghead: I'm not happy. But Del Potro plays too much in this time, maybe If the match will be very close John can win. :)
Kevin Anderson (in QF) is sucking too... terrible draw.

Josh V
02-21-2011, 06:03 PM
:o Del Potro again... John is having terrible luck in draws this year. Hope he can have a good result here.

Sonja1989
02-21-2011, 06:07 PM
^^We must hoping that John will beat Del Potro in this match. :)

Josh V
02-22-2011, 06:48 PM
:sad: Tough loss for John against Gabashvili. Hope John can find some form before Indian Wells and Miami.

kayjay63
02-24-2011, 07:39 PM
Apparently Sam has a sore shoulder so it looks like John will indeed get to play in the Davis Cup tie. :woohoo:
I mean too bad for Sam but I can't wait to see John play again. Televised matches make me happy.

Sonja1989
02-24-2011, 08:41 PM
In David Cup will be great.
Official teams:
USA: Roddick, Isner, Bryan and Bryan
Chile: Capdeville, Aguilar, Massu and Rivera-Aranguiz.

http://www.daviscup.com/en/results/tie/details.aspx?tieId=100016187

I think this Chilean team is very funny. Should be easy for American team. :)

Sonja1989
03-02-2011, 12:38 PM
Oh, my dream American team in Davis Cup. :bounce:
Good luck, should win in easily against Chile. :)

Baghdatis#1
03-04-2011, 12:51 AM
Good Luck in Chile! :bounce:
@Sonja1989: Do you like Agnes Szavay? She is one of my favorite WTA players :cool:. She has been injured since the beginning of October and she had to withdraw from a lot of tournaments, including Fed Cup and the Australian Open, but the good news is that she is coming back in Indian Wells! :aparty:

Sonja1989
03-04-2011, 04:23 AM
Of course, I like all Hungarian. :) Particularly Szávay! :D:D:D
Good to hear this, she has lot of fan. :)
Yeah, poor girl withdrew from everywhere. :( It's good that she can play in Indian Wells, I hope she will have strong return. :)

Isner... He will play both day the second match, but isn't too later for me. :D

Eden
08-24-2012, 09:26 PM
John Isner: The Fire Within

DEUCE

US OPEN 2012

by Robert Davis

19.08.2012

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America’s No. 1 player and ATP World Tour Top 10 member brings more to the Tour than just a big game. John Isner has endeared himself to his opponents and fans alike with a mix of sportsmanship and compassion for others.

John Isner is slightly late for our interview. Thunder showers at the Winston-Salem Open messed with his practice schedule. Still, he apologises three times for being late. Twice upon entering the room, and the third time twenty-seven minutes later as he is leaving. This should tell you all you need to know about America’s new No. 1 player and ATP World Tour Top 10 club member.

John’s workday is nearly over. As soon as we wrap up the interview he will jump into his car and hit Interstate 40 East for the short drive home to nearby Greensboro, North Carolina, where his family and friends are waiting on him for their annual summer cookout.

"John is a genuine nice guy who happens to be a good tennis player," says coach Craig Boynton. "He is more concerned with other people’s feelings than his own. If you don’t like John then you don’t like people. You want John Isner for your next door neighbour."

One could forgive Coach Boynton for pumping a little sunshine at his 27-year-old charge. Things are looking good for Isner and team. But in fact everyone you talk to about John, from his junior coach Tom Herb to the locker room attendants who John signs autographs for, John Isner is a polite and caring young man

Flip through the family photograph album and you will find young John, a bit lanky but with a wide smile surrounded by his older brothers, Nathan and Jordan. In some they are playing basketball, others baseball, and in a few tennis. There are even photos of John proudly holding up a small-mouth bass.

John Isner is late again. Only this time he is 10 years old and he is late for dinner. His house sits in a cul-de-sac and he yells out to his mom and begs for five more minutes. He is playing home run derby with Nathan and Jordan and if he can just belt a few more tennis balls between the street light posts (left and right field he tells me) and clear the neighbour’s house, he will win.

"Growing up with two older brothers, I was forced to compete all the time," says Isner. "I took a lot of big brother beat downs over the years. I wanted to out-do them in everything. I guess I got my competitiveness from growing up with them."

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John also got a lot of support. Whether it was middle brother Jordan going to the back of the bus taking care of a bully who was picking on John, or heckling opponents during John’s college career, Jordan has been John’s mother hen figure.

"You know there was never any jealousy between us brothers," admits Jordan Isner. "Now don’t get me wrong: We did not want to lose to him, but we always wanted the best for him. And nobody better mess with him or they would have to deal with me and Nathan."

"His brothers have always been his biggest fans, even till this day," recalls Karen Isner, John’s mother. "I remember when John was little he was always making a competition out of everything. With his first coach, Oscar, from Bolivia, he would play these silly little games like table football with a packet of sugar. And once they made a game by guessing which squirrels would jump out of a branch first. With John it has always been about the competition."

When you are 6’ 9” and weigh 245 pounds, a world-class tennis player is not the first image to come to mind. Especially, when you are often tagged with the ‘Gentle Giant’ label. That said, watch John Isner on a tennis court and you might conclude that he is better suited for the ‘Speak softly but carry a big stick’ category.

"All my friends kid me that it is my fault that he is not in the NBA," laughs Karen. "John played all sports growing up."

"My mom was the perfect tennis parent," says Isner. "She was not too demanding, but always supportive. She encouraged me to practise tennis and basketball but she never forced me into any sport."

Maybe it is the All-American smile or southern gentleman manners or the way he constantly goes out of his way to sign autographs and accommodate journalists. Or it could be how he does not beat his chest and thrust his fist in his opponent’s face after a tough point. It appears that John Isner not only loves to play tennis, but he honours the sport as well.

"If you don’t know him you would be surprised at how competitive John is," says Karen. "He is very quiet and not real boastful. He keeps things internal. But the fire burns deep inside."

"You would think that being such a nice guy would be an issue as far as toughening him up on the court," says Boynton. "But that is not the case; he has such a desire to compete in anything that he does. He is a little like Pete Sampras in the way that people who did not know Pete thought that he was a really laid back guy. But when you got close to Pete you could see he just loved to compete and hated to lose. You may not see that in John when he is out on the practice court and signing autographs, but he is always focused on the mission."

When asked if there is something about John Isner that we might not know, Boynton answers, "He loves animals. Absolutely loves animals. He has this quality that is so endearing to people or animals that cannot help themselves. He will stop wherever he is and pet the dog, if he sees a dog on the side of the street he will try to help it. And he is always helping people."

For most of the tennis world, John Isner’s name began flashing big and bright on the radar screen during his epic match at Wimbledon versus Nicolas Mahut. At 11 hours and five minutes it is the longest match of all time. Then a couple of years later at Roland Garros, Isner was battling in another five-set thriller against another Frenchman, Paul-Henri Mathieu, that would rank in the top ten of all time longest matches. The final set lasted 34 games and was the longest in the tournament’s history. In 2012 he has produced heroic Davis Cup performances. Consider, two months after upending Roger Federer in his own backyard to lead the USA to a 5-0 thrashing of Switzerland, Isner flew over to France and spoiled French captain Guy Forget’s farewell party by defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gilles Simon in the quarter-finals.

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"John seems to revel in the pressure moments, rising to the occasion more often than not," says US Davis Cup captain Jim Courier. "John overpowered all three of those great players and they are three of the best movers on tour. So to be able to do that on clay shows how powerful John can be when he is in full flight."

"What you see in these long, long matches is John’s ability to get out of the way of the pain," says Boynton. "The nerves just get out of the way of the feeling."

"The bigger matches, the most important matches, the ability to raise his game," claims Manny Diaz, Isner’s college coach from the University of Georgia. "I am not surprised at all that he won those Davis Cup matches or the match versus Mahut at Wimbledon. That is something that he did on a regular basis here at UGA. Just had that extra gear, that extra ability to come through the biggest moments in the match."

Diaz should know. The stories that are told about John’s time at Georgia have reached legend status. But in the beginning it was the losses and a very near loss that provided the fuel for Isner’s incredible rise to the top.

As a freshman at UGA, John Isner found himself in the deciding match on court in the NCAA quarter-finals of the team event. "I lost that match and let my teammates down," remembers Isner. "That was a very bitter pill. I think that was a turning point early in my career."

In a lesson about overcoming adversity, Diaz says that Isner’s resolve was tested after his sophomore year. The American had won the NCAA doubles title and, believing that he had been awarded a wild card into the US Open doubles draw, Isner flew with his family to New York. It was only when the draw came out that he realised he would not be suiting up for the Open. "John began to work a lot harder and it seemed as if he was out to prove that he would make it no matter what," Diaz says. "The next year, John really made progress." Isner recalls, "I started working a lot harder. Then in my junior year I made it to No. 1 in the college singles ranking."

Then there is the story about how John injured his heel during the NCAA Indoor quarter-finals and could not walk the next day.

"We had never won the Indoors before and John wanted to bring that title home," says Diaz. "John had injured his heel and the next morning he could not walk or put any weight or pressure on his leg. We were obviously distraught. We did not think we could win without him. He went into the training room while the team warmed up, basically came out barely walking and loosened up. I was about to change the lineup when he said to me, ‘There is no way I’m not playing. I will find a way.’ John won that match and we went on to win the Indoor title."

"John is at his best when someone is depending on him," says mom Karen. "Whether it is at UGA or for Davis Cup, John does not want to let his teammates down. John is very much a team player and that he plays an individual sport is ironic."

Of all the stories about Isner, the one that most sticks out in Diaz’s mind is why he came back for his senior season. Individually, he had little to gain. His chances of playing professional tennis were now certain.

"Yes, I could have turned pro after my junior year," says Isner. "But I wanted to win the NCAA team championship and in my senior year it was going to be held in Athens (Georgia). I did not want to miss out on that experience. I loved the team atmosphere in Athens. I wanted to do my absolute best. Plus, I figured that if it was not for Georgia then I would have never been in the position to play pro tennis in the first place."

For all the tough matches that Isner faced during his college career, none could have prepared him for when he got the news that his mom had colon cancer.

"It was terrible," he begins. "My mom and I had always talked everyday no matter where I was at. I could be anywhere and we would always talk. It was nearing fall break and I thought it strange that I did not hear from her one day and I could not get in touch with her and she was not returning my calls or text messages. And then the next morning she called and told me. She had known for a little while but she did not want to disturb my studies and tennis.

"You hear about cancer all the time but till it happens to someone close to you, you don’t really understand it," continues Isner. "It was a tough, tough moment for me. Immediately I got in my car and drove home for about four days just to be with her. Then it was Christmas break and I would go with her to some of the chemo treatments. She almost lost her life. The great doctors at UNC took such good care of her. My mom is tough. Three boys, Jordan and Nathan, we were all troublemakers; seeing how she dealt with the hand she was dealt with was inspiring. My mom is awesome."

"John gets a lot of his strength from his mother," says Boynton. "His mom is an absolute fighter; she is the one who rolls up her sleeves and says ‘Let’s go’."

When Isner began his pro career it was almost too easy. As if he had been granted a FastTrack pass to the ATP World Tour Top 100.

"I got up to the Top 100 pretty fast, six to eight months or so it seemed like," says Isner. "By my junior year in college I knew that I could play tennis for a living, but I never saw myself as making Top 10. I had always thought that if at any point in my career I could make Top 100 then I would be very proud of that. Growing up, that is the milestone. Then you get to Top 100 and it becomes Top 50, then Top 20, then Top 10. Then the next year I stalled and started to drop."

"CB and I have been through a lot throughout three years," says Isner. "He was there for every point of the Mahut match, and for the Mathieu match. He has been in my corner when I played my best and when I played my worst. Once he took me to the hospital in Beijing when I had a stomach virus. If not for CB I don’t think that I would be sitting here right now and Top 10 in the world. I knew he coached Jim (Courier) and Mardy (Fish). So starting out I trusted him completely and respected him. He was the perfect coach for me then and he is the perfect coach for me now."

That is something that is not lost on Courier.

"There is a nice comfort level between Craig, John and me which has certainly helped us with communication," admits Courier. "Craig has helped me and the team a tremendous amount during Davis Cup weeks with phone call consultations as no one knows John better as a tennis player than he does."

"Craig and Jim have helped me so much with improving the technical parts of my game," says Isner.

For the longest time many people considered John Isner was all serve. As if that was all there was to winning a tennis match. Serves are returned on the ATP World Tour and then what?

"There is a lot more to John than serve," says Boynton. "He has worked very hard on improving the liabilities in his game. Now you better get the serve back with interest otherwise he will hit a winner."

"His movement has gotten better but he still has a lot of room for improvement in this area," feels Courier. "He needs some time away from the tour to commit to getting more explosive. When he improves the first step movement he will see a huge impact in his on-court performance. When he is in position he is a force to be reckoned with. John has the ability to be one of the best big match players on tour if he keeps developing."

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"You know the ultimate goal is to be No. 1 in the world," says Isner. "But I tried to set goals that I can achieve realistically. My first goal this year was to get in the Top 10 and then finish Top 10. And I have a match-win goal: I wanted to get 40 wins this year. And I believe I can win a Masters 1000 event and a Grand Slam."

John Isner is a young man who knows where he wants to go. But he has never forgotten where he came from, a trait of which his mother is most proud.

Source: http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/DEUCE-Tennis/DEUCE-US-Open-2012/John-Isner.aspx