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How much damage will Isner do at French Open 2012?

2003
02-12-2012, 06:24 AM
How far will he go?

He took the clay GOAT to 5 sets at RG 2011 and beat the second best clay courter in the last 10 years in 4 sets in 2012.

If he doesnt draw a top 4 in round one, how far can the big man go?

Action Jackson
02-12-2012, 06:25 AM
Stop bandwagoning.

Isner is the 3rd RG favourite.

BroTree123
02-12-2012, 06:40 AM
Yeah stop bandwagoning you bumhole.

He's obviously going to beat Rafa and Nole both in straight sets to win RG.

viruzzz
02-12-2012, 06:44 AM
Oh come on, stop with this Isner shit, i'm really pissed off....

On topic, he'll beat Rafa in R3, Fed in semis and Nole in an epic 5-setter final with a 100-98 5th set. Come on... Do you see anything different than this? You mommafakaz

156mphserve
02-12-2012, 07:00 AM
he will win the title with 7 walkovers

henke007
02-12-2012, 07:54 AM
Last year it was faster then AO and US OPEN with the dry climate for months and the Babolat balls (lol)

Will they use the same balls this year? If they do then John can do much damage as he becomes a better player every day.

romismak
02-12-2012, 07:57 AM
Bandwagon go on... Isner won´t do anything at RG, even if hot weather-faster clay and those lighter-quicker balls we have, still he won´t do much there, thanks to his ranking he should make R4, maybe QF , but also he can loose in R2 or R3 depends on draw. But he won´t take down at RG nobody from big 4 or Soderling-if healthy or Del Potro.

tripwires
02-12-2012, 07:59 AM
Where's the "he will defeat Nadal in the final" option?

iriraz
02-12-2012, 08:06 AM
Probably he will win 1 or 2 long matches and then he will run out of gas in the third one.

hipolymer
02-12-2012, 08:21 AM
he will win the title with 7 walkovers

you can't get walkover in 1st round.

He'll get 6 walkovers to win RG.

156mphserve
02-12-2012, 08:38 AM
you can't get walkover in 1st round.

He'll get 6 walkovers to win RG.

all possible LL will be too afraid of his clay dominance and will refuse to play:wavey:

156mphserve
02-12-2012, 08:40 AM
you can't get walkover in 1st round.

He'll get 6 walkovers to win RG.

Federer in round 1 + 6 Walkovers after = 7

Nole Rules
02-12-2012, 08:47 AM
Only the Fog can stop him.

Kat_YYZ
02-12-2012, 09:32 AM
He will meet Mahut in the final, it will go to a fifth set and they will be doomed to play forever.

latso
02-12-2012, 10:03 AM
Second to third round, voted second.

RG isn't indoors and temperature + humidity (this summer humidity in Europe should be high) + most top 40 clay specialists would do him

ossie
02-12-2012, 10:11 AM
not quite as much damage as you are doing with your threads to our mental well beings.

MaxPower
02-12-2012, 11:38 AM
How far will he go?

He took the clay GOAT to 5 sets at RG 2011 and beat the second best clay courter in the last 10 years in 4 sets in 2012.

If he doesnt draw a top 4 in round one, how far can the big man go?

He can't draw a top4 in R1. Check his ranking. He will be seeded

But how much damage will he do? 10 +1 D6 roll. Federer has 10 HP, Nadal 12 HP, Djokovic 14 HP

EddieNero
02-12-2012, 12:09 PM
Not sure whether damage is the accurate word for a player who's going to have an early exit in R1.

Certinfy
02-12-2012, 12:33 PM
He can go far.

But just look at 2010, once Berdych started to read his serve he was getting demolished, I feel the same might happen this year with another top player.

BroTree123
02-12-2012, 12:57 PM
He can go far.

But just look at 2010, once Berdych started to read his serve he was getting demolished, I feel the same might happen this year with another top player.

Yeah, like Rafa last year :devil:

Johnny Groove
02-12-2012, 03:10 PM
Well he is trading as the 8th favorite right now, so I'll say he make the QF.

1. Nadal
2. Djokovic
3. Fed
4. Muzza
5. Pics Ferrer
6. Delpo
7. Berdych
8. Isner

LawrenceOfTennis
02-12-2012, 03:14 PM
Hopefully he will beat both Nadal and Federer. Would be fantastic.

out_grinder
02-12-2012, 03:18 PM
J'Isner will go out out in the first round.

When will people learn that non-slam events mean nothing to the top players.

If Nadal lost in the first round of all the clay Masters in 2012, heck, even if he ate double bagels in the first round of those Masters, would you bet against him making at least the final of the 2012 French Open? No. Otherwise you'd be thick.

Non-slam tennis simply has no bearing whatsoever to results in slams. They are completely different sports.

Nole Rules
02-12-2012, 03:21 PM
not quite as much damage as you are doing with your threads to our mental well beings.

:lol:

swanpm20
02-12-2012, 03:53 PM
He can't draw a top4 in R1. Check his ranking. He will be seeded

But how much damage will he do? 10 +1 D6 roll. Federer has 10 HP, Nadal 12 HP, Djokovic 14 HP


:haha::haha::haha::haha: That is hilarious!

finishingmove
02-12-2012, 03:58 PM
If Soderling could make the final twice, Isner can do it once.

Orka_n
02-12-2012, 04:02 PM
R16 maybe.

Mateya
02-12-2012, 04:28 PM
He will cruise to the final by playing long 4 and 5 set matches and then straight set Djokovic in the final.

:facepalm:
I just hope he wins a match or two.

Sonja1989
02-12-2012, 04:45 PM
R4 if he won't have an unlucky draw.

Jimnik
02-12-2012, 06:03 PM
I don't think he'll destroy more than one or two chairs, maybe a racket.

Johnny Groove
02-12-2012, 06:39 PM
The real question is how much "damage" will he do to Caro Wozniaki at French Open 2012?

They have a thing for each other, and Paris in the spring? What a venue for love.

Mateya
02-12-2012, 07:01 PM
The real question is how much "damage" will he do to Caro Wozniaki at French Open 2012?

They have a thing for each other, and Paris in the spring? What a venue for love.
:haha:

Expect an early exit from Caro, she will be exhausted before the second week if big John gets his hand on her. :)

rocketassist
02-12-2012, 08:17 PM
The real question is how much "damage" will he do to Caro Wozniaki at French Open 2012?

They have a thing for each other, and Paris in the spring? What a venue for love.

More like he'll chokeslam Rory McIlroy when he says 'hands off me bird' in his Belfast twang.

2003
02-12-2012, 08:23 PM
J'Isner will go out out in the first round.

When will people learn that non-slam events mean nothing to the top players.

If Nadal lost in the first round of all the clay Masters in 2012, heck, even if he ate double bagels in the first round of those Masters, would you bet against him making at least the final of the 2012 French Open? No. Otherwise you'd be thick.

Non-slam tennis simply has no bearing whatsoever to results in slams. They are completely different sports.

To be honest, he showed VS Nadal last year at RG, that that result against Fed in davis cup was not a fluke.

He would have gone quite far last year at RG had he not drawn Nadal in Round 1.

abraxas21
02-12-2012, 08:27 PM
isner is going all the way. he'll topple:

fedclown in the QF
faker in the SF
pocahontas in the final

BauerAlmeida
02-12-2012, 08:29 PM
Qf.

GSMnadal
02-12-2012, 08:32 PM
To be honest, he showed VS Nadal last year at RG, that that result against Fed in davis cup was not a fluke.

He would have gone quite far last year at RG had he not drawn Nadal in Round 1.

Doubtful, his biggest problem and his biggest weakness is that it really doesn't matter that much who he plays. They'll be the better player on their service games, and his serve allows him to dominate his own. So you'll have a couple tiebreaks, and then it's just hoping you bring it. Against the real lower rank mugs he might break them a couple times, he could've easily gone to 5 sets against any other player had he not drawn Nadal.

Sooner or later someone is going to put him down even if he survives a round or two.

Felipe Abe
02-12-2012, 08:36 PM
2rd maximum :lol:

Sapeod
02-12-2012, 09:41 PM
Being serious, he played very well against Nadal. He was dominating that much on serve and was almost unstoppable at one point. If he can do that, he could go quite far. Maybe a 4th round? I doubt he can go further than that. The further into the draw, the more chance he has of meeting better claycourters (Big 4, Berdych, Almagro, Ferrer etc.)

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-13-2012, 12:22 AM
It depends on how his draw is. If he gets into dogfights in the first and second rounds, he'll be toast by R32. If he draws some low-ranked clay haters (are there even any? maybe some young American wildcards or something) in the first few rounds, then he might actually do some damage to the top seeds in the fourth round. Best would be QF for him I think though, and given his ranking he'd probably have to beat a Top 4 seed in 4th round to get there. Seems like a tough ask.

Juan Ma Del Pony
02-13-2012, 12:31 AM
BTW the only top 4 seed I could see Isner taking out at this point is Murray. I'm still not entirely convinced by Murray's run to the SF last year, so I think he might be vulnerable this year. Djoker is on a mission, Nadal will say "Isner is the favorite, no?" and Federer will want revenge too badly to lose to Isner again. But I don't think Lendl will allow Murray to underestimate Isner, certainly not after this result, so it's still tough to see Isner getting to the QF IMO. He will need a lot of help to do so.

shiaben
02-13-2012, 01:16 AM
Isner will probably make the 3rd round and if he's having a good day he MIGHT*** be able to upset the top guys. It's unlikely, but he can at least stretch them out. He pushed Djokovic and Nadal to 5 sets on clay. And he's defeated Federer in 4. This guy is no Karlovic. Sure he's got a handicap when it comes to movement because drop shots and moving him around will exploit his weaknesses but you have to admire him for being a fighter. There's not that many guys at his height that can play with the amount of heart and effort as Isner does.

It's good to have him around as he makes the draws challenging.

BroTree123
02-13-2012, 01:20 AM
When a "serve-bot" can do more than just serve, you know the guy's dangerous.

Naudio Spanlatine
02-13-2012, 03:26 AM
All this guy has is his serve and forehand, nothing else, i guess he can do some damage, but can he do it consistantly is what the question is basically?

ballbasher101
02-13-2012, 03:27 AM
not quite as much damage as you are doing with your threads to our mental well beings.


Priceless :worship:.

Brentos
02-13-2012, 03:40 AM
Little if none. Second round lose to some loser like Monaco or Bellucci.

Houstonko
02-13-2012, 09:58 AM
Isner will only has best chance to beat Nadal, not against any other top 4. Since he controls the rallies and is big hitter.

cmoss
02-13-2012, 01:05 PM
If he can keep up his 1st serve around 80%,who know?:scratch:

Clay Death
02-13-2012, 01:06 PM
he will lose in the first round if he runs into one of the following:

1. the great swiss assasin
2. clay warrior king
3. the great serbian slayer
4. the great argentine slasher
5. ferru

Mystique
02-13-2012, 01:07 PM
I dont mind him doing well, I just dont want him anywhere near Fed.

BroTree123
02-13-2012, 01:09 PM
I dont mind him doing well, I just dont want him anywhere near Fed.

Don't worry, RG is completely different to that garbage surface in DC, they call an indoor clay court :hug:.

Clay Death
02-13-2012, 01:10 PM
I dont mind him doing well, I just dont want him anywhere near Fed.

tuck your skirt in Alice.

Jamoz
02-13-2012, 01:14 PM
How much damage? With pistol very little, but with uber minigun it will be a full carnage :cool:

ossie
05-09-2012, 01:12 PM
isner is going all the way. he'll topple:

fedclown in the QF
faker in the SF
pocahontas in the finalyup

nalbyfan
05-09-2012, 01:50 PM
If he plays like today vs Cilic, he won't go far

reery
05-09-2012, 04:59 PM
Not as much damage as Cilic, apparently.