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Old 05-22-2013, 06:27 PM   #46
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Default Re: 2013 Season

Competitively speaking, no real reason to even bother going to Europe to play in clay or grass court tournaments at this point.




He is wasting his time, taking a place in the draw from more deserving players.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:44 PM   #47
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His Roland Garros section


Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] - David Goffin (BEL)
Ivan Dodig (CRO) - Guido Pella (ARG)
Alex Kuznetsov (USA) [WC] - Lucas Pouille (FRA) [WC]
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) [26] - Alejandro Falla (COL)

Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) [22] - Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)
Bernard Tomic (AUS) - Victor Hanescu (ROU)
Simone Bolelli (ITA) - Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) [16] - Jiri Vesely [Q]

Tommy Haas (GER) [12] - Guillaume Rufin (FRA)
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) - Jack Sock [Q]
Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) - Ryan Harrison (USA)
John Isner (USA) [19] - Carlos Berlocq (ARG)

Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) [29] - Pablo Andujar (ESP)
Federico Delbonis (ARG) - Julian Reister [Q]
Fernando Verdasco (ESP) - Marc Gicquel (FRA) [WC]
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) [8] - Nicolas Mahut (FRA) [WC]

I can see John go out in the first round. Good luck.
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63 64 64 very good match by John, served well and the forehand was lethal.
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1st round interview: http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/mu...000000b66.html
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John beat Harrison 5-7, 6-7, 6-3, 6-1, 8-6. Good job getting through playing at a level much below his first round match. He seemed too passive on the big points today. The length of the match will probably cost him against Haas tomorrow.
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Default John Isner breaks his five-set bug, outlasts Ryan Harrison at French Open

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PARIS — Three thoughts on No. 19 John Isner’s 5-7, 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-1, 8-6 win over Ryan Harrison in the second round of the French Open on Friday …

1. Isner notches a first. Mr. 70-68 had never come from two sets to none down to win a match. It took 10 break points before Isner finally gained the advantage on his younger U.S. compatriot in the final set, which lasted 71 minutes (10 more minutes than Serena Williams was on the court Friday). The 6-foot-9 Isner let loose two facets not usually part of his game — deft drop shots and a grunt.

“A lot of times I go five sets, and I have to go a long five sets,” Isner told ESPN2 after the match. “I was knocking on the door the whole fifth set. … The main thing to me was I was able to stay composed.”

Something had to give in the fifth set. Harrison had never won a match that went the distance. Isner, despite that marathon victory over Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon in 2010, owned a 4-11 five-set record, with four of those losses coming in Grand Slam events in 2012.

Isner, 28, advanced to face German Tommy Haas, a 35-year-old U.S. citizen who beat 20-year-old American Jack Sock 7-6 (3), 6-2, 7-5. Isner has never made the fourth round of the French Open.

“I will be able to recover, I know that much,” said Isner, who was knocked out in the second round last year, 18-16 in the fifth by Paul-Henri Mathieu in 5:41. “It’s going to be a tough match, but I’ll be ready for it.”

A win over Haas could mark a turning point in Isner’s topsy-turvy season. He missed the Australian Open with a knee injury and lost the top American ranking to Sam Querrey before the clay season began. He won the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championships in Houston (green clay) but had gone 1-4 on European clay entering Roland Garros.
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:03 AM   #52
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Isner Rebounds and Ends Fifth-Set Struggles: http://straightsets.blogs.nytimes.co...orts&seid=auto
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Wow, John was amazing today even though he lost His heart and competitive nature are as strong as anyone's.
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John

I still think he had a good French Open.

Matt Cronin tweeted that John is going back home and is "unsure of pre-Wimbledon grass schedule." Who knows if John will play in Rosmalen or not.
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Good fight by John
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We’ve had Isnut (Isner d. Mahut, 70-68 in the fifth) and Ismat (Mathieu d. Isner, 18-16 in the fifth). Today we watched—and watched, and watched— Tommy-John: Tommy Haas beat John Isner 10-8 in the fifth to advance to the fourth round. Scorewise, that may not sound all that impressive by comparison, but Isner did come up with another number for the ages: 12. That’s how many match points he saved in the fourth set.

I still can’t decide whether I enjoy the Isnepics. They get people watching and talking about tennis, and they bring everyone together on Twitter—they're memorable. Yet as they’re happening, they can look more like a two-man death march than a classic tennis match. I think mostly they point up the need for a fifth-set tiebreaker at all the Grand Slams, as much for the fans' health as for the players'. Matches tend not to get more dramatic after they 6-all in the final set; that was true today as well. Better to cap them off at 6-6 with a tiebreaker, which really can add drama.

Haas vs. Isner reached its peak in the fourth set, and you have to hand it to both guys—Isner for saving all of those match points, and Haas for not taking a flying leap into the Seine after he lost the fourth.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:28 PM   #57
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R3 press conference: http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/mu...000000c7f.html
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The Olympics result last year gave me reason to believe that he can be successful on grass. There are many people out there who are genuinely perplexed about why Isner hasn't done better (low bounce). The only problem is best-of-five sets...that's his only problem right now. He needs to take advantage of the surface and shorten the points.
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John will open his grasscourt campaign tomorrow against Donskoy in the Netherlands.

Draw: http://www.atpworldtour.com/Share/Ev...=440&Year=2013
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John lost to Donskoy 7-6(3) 3-6 4-6. He did not even earn one break point throughout the entire match...
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