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A very warm welcome to the newest top 10 player: John Isner

alter ego
03-17-2012, 08:54 PM
He is guranteed the number 10 spot after beating Djokovic. Could get the 8 spot if he wins the final!

Live ranking

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navy75
03-17-2012, 08:56 PM
Here's hoping he cracks the top 8 tomorrow then! One of the really nice guys on the tour who has worked on his footwork and groundies so much in the past few years. The man has rightly earned his spot in the top ten.

romismak
03-17-2012, 08:57 PM
I wasn´t thinking at beginning of season he will make it this season and he surprised me i think he will be 8th, RAfa won´t stop him for sure and Roger won´t make it through Rafa.

TennisOnWood
03-17-2012, 08:57 PM
He is a really nice guy and hard worker.. you diserved this big man

Nirjhor
03-17-2012, 08:58 PM
Congratulations Big John! :D

mcnasty
03-17-2012, 08:59 PM
Saw it coming. With a serve like his (and with a little dedication to the game) it was only a matter of time.

madmax
03-17-2012, 09:00 PM
He is gonna win tomorrow too - nobody is returning that serve on these high bouncing courts. He seems to be in form of his life as well, so him reaching TOP 5 is not out of the question either

Certinfy
03-17-2012, 09:00 PM
Awesome. :yeah: Great achievement.

Would be awesome if he wins tomorrow, we would finally have a good top 8 without that mug named Fish there.

Chris Kuerten
03-17-2012, 09:01 PM
I agree with a lot of people that his game isn't attractive, but he for sure isn't a mug or clown, which even in the top 10 can be rare.

Loveable character, wish him all the best.

bluefork
03-17-2012, 09:02 PM
Congrats to Isner. Clutch performance. Don't care for his game at all, but he is by far the most likable of the Americans

Crazy Girl
03-17-2012, 09:02 PM
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

welcome john in the fabulous ten!!

Voo de Mar
03-17-2012, 09:03 PM
With his last impressive wins over Federer and Djokovic it's a well deserved achievement.

31st Top 10 player (http://voodemar.com/?p=5999) of the United States in the Open Era.

evilmindbulgaria
03-17-2012, 09:03 PM
Absolutely deserved :sport:

Moozza
03-17-2012, 09:04 PM
Top 5 after RG

SapELee
03-17-2012, 09:05 PM
Big congrats to John :cheerleader:

Sapeod
03-17-2012, 09:05 PM
Welcome to the top 10, Big John!

Roamed
03-17-2012, 09:06 PM
I like his story. Congrats John :yeah:

zdravkelja
03-17-2012, 09:07 PM
Great guy. It seems he is very strong mentaly. Welcome to top 10 :)

Ibracadabra
03-17-2012, 09:07 PM
Congratulations. Better player and better personality than fish :)

henke007
03-17-2012, 09:08 PM
John :worship::rocker2:

Trasharevic :bigwave:

alter ego
03-17-2012, 09:09 PM
John :worship::rocker2:

Trasharevic :bigwave:

Actually he takes Del Potro's place.

Johnny Iznrr
03-17-2012, 09:11 PM
Craig Boynton is the best coach on tour at the moment. The improvement of Isner's weaknesses and his mental toughness is as good or better than Magnus Norman's efforts with Soderling :worship:

green25814
03-17-2012, 09:12 PM
Love it. People may dislike his game but he's got an infectious personality and plays his best at tight moments, which makes a nice change from what we usually see outside of Nole and Rafa.

Jimnik
03-17-2012, 09:15 PM
Long overdue. Keep it up big man.

henke007
03-17-2012, 09:17 PM
Actually he takes Del Potro's place.

Yeah i just realised Delpo lost 180 points from last year, well Fixa and Fish are going down soon.

Sunset of Age
03-17-2012, 09:23 PM
Great stuff, well deserved. :hatoff:
Victories over Fed and Djoko within one month time, that's saying something!

Filo V.
03-17-2012, 10:47 PM
Given the fact Isner was actually below .500 heading into Newport last season, he's got the opportunity of his career to really rise up the ranks very quickly and establish himself as a top 8 player going forward. He's proven he's very dangerous on clay and with his confidence levels so high right now, sky is the limit. As long as he continues to win, the ranking will take care of itself.

Sonja1989
03-18-2012, 12:18 AM
Congrats John, deserved!! :hug:

And now let's smile on these 'old' comments: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=196705&highlight=isner+top+10

Roddickominator
03-18-2012, 12:50 AM
A serve, a forehand, and a ton of heart. Welcome to the Top 10 Big John.

tennishero
03-18-2012, 12:54 AM
great another serve bot, just what we needed :rolleyes:

cmoss
03-18-2012, 01:06 AM
great another serve bot, just what we needed :rolleyes:

Are you stupid?If so,Federer can also be considered a serve bot.

And Del Potro,he ought to have had a very powerful serve due to his height,but his serve is too weak compare to Isner & Raonic.

BroTree123
03-18-2012, 01:20 AM
Omg Tipsarevic back to No.9 :facepalm:.

Roddickominator
03-18-2012, 01:20 AM
I wouldn't take anything a Nalbandian fan says seriously. They have to be completely miserable people to start, so let them do their venting and take it for what it is.

156mphserve
03-18-2012, 01:31 AM
great another serve bot, just what we needed :rolleyes:

it's good that we got what we needed

tennishero
03-18-2012, 01:52 AM
I wouldn't take anything a Nalbandian fan says seriously. They have to be completely miserable people to start, so let them do their venting and take it for what it is.

your a roddick fan. enough said

deyaT87
03-18-2012, 02:44 AM
welcome to the top 10, he deserved it. Congrats John

BigJohn
03-18-2012, 03:05 AM
Nicely done cutie.

Mystique
03-18-2012, 03:10 AM
Well done John. Richly deserved. Finally an American player in the top 10 who isnt a jerk unlike Mugdy
Please lose tomorrow though okay?> :D

hipolymer
03-18-2012, 03:12 AM
Funny how Tipsarevic is #9 now. Congrats John

tommyg6
03-18-2012, 03:15 AM
Actually Big Dick John Isner is one of my favorite American players. At least he's not a prick like A-Rod, Harrison or Fish. He seems like the type of person who could be your wing man in the clubs or come over to play video games.

cmoss
03-18-2012, 03:15 AM
Mardy and Tipsa still strongly secure their spots without playing a lot of matches.:scratch:

HKz
03-18-2012, 08:08 AM
Certainly congratulations John. I really didn't actually see this coming. I knew he was hovering around the top, but I didn't think he would get this close right now especially considering that New York was his only decent slam performance lately.

cutesteve22
03-18-2012, 08:09 AM
bad for tennis

HKz
03-18-2012, 08:09 AM
bad for tennis

Why? We want another defensive baseliner like Murray, Djokovic and Nadal?

Arkulari
03-18-2012, 08:15 AM
Good for John, he's a nice guy and works hard, not the typical jerk jock like Roddick or Harrison :yeah:

Action Jackson
03-18-2012, 08:24 AM
Very hard worker and likeable individual so he deserves this achievement. His game when he first came on tour, club grounstrokes and world class serve. Now his forehand is a good shot which he can use to take advantage off the short replies generated from his serve.

As for his game what do people expect. He has the speed of Usain Bolt, the graceful movement of Federer, the determination of Nadal, radar consistency of Djokovic, the variation of Dolgopolov and volleys like Edberg.

He is a smart player and sound temperament, it's hard to get to his backhand which is the weaker side. Has good hands at the net and he isn't a clay clown at all.

ossie
03-18-2012, 08:56 AM
at least tipsarevic will be kicked out of the top 10, thats the only good thing about this.

HKz
03-18-2012, 09:02 AM
at least tipsarevic will be kicked out of the top 10, thats the only good thing about this.

What? Del Potro is out of the top 10 not Tipsy. Learn to look at an image?

scarecrows
03-18-2012, 09:22 AM
well done lil John

Hewitt =Legend
03-18-2012, 09:44 AM
Completely deserved for the big man. Took his time before turning pro, got the education and now all the hard work and dedication to the sport is paying dividends. Genuine nice guy off the court as well, hope he can solidify his spot in the top ten throughout the year and beyond.

Ajde :sad:

ossie
03-18-2012, 09:46 AM
What? Del Potro is out of the top 10 not Tipsy. Learn to look at an image?ah ofcourse delpo lost points because he made it to the semis last year. no worries though as he will take his place in top 10 soon.

misty1
03-18-2012, 12:17 PM
I dont see him being top 10 as any better than almagro, fish or tipsarevic being top 10 to be honest

shadows
03-18-2012, 12:24 PM
top 10 gets even weaker.

good lord

leng jai
03-18-2012, 12:25 PM
What? Del Potro is out of the top 10 not Tipsy. Learn to look at an image?

This is ossie we are talking about here mate.

Ajde.

MrChopin
03-18-2012, 12:31 PM
Huge congrats to Big Jahhhn.

ballbasher101
03-18-2012, 12:38 PM
Big John is here :worship:.

MaxPower
03-18-2012, 01:22 PM
Isner is the tallest (and maybe heaviest) top10 player ever i reckon? Anyway I think he's showing a path for the future here where big giants can become an antidote to the defensive grinders. Slow courts actually benefits giants. They get more time for their swings and movement which doesn't make them useless in the return game and in baseline rallies. Still the power and strength allows them to hit through the court. The serve and especially the 2nd serve are still prime weapons, especially when the bounce is high. A guy like Isner really can get wicked kick in his serves turning them almost unreturnable.

I really look forward the potential damage he could do during clay season. Who knows with a better draw than last time maybe he could go deep in RG too.

Fuser59
03-18-2012, 01:28 PM
:wavey: Well Big John was about time ...you have it all...NOW get a good team and sweat yourself out with cardio and physio..and strengthen those legs!!