Recognize these names, Frederico Gil, Marco Chiudinelli, Benjamin Mitchell? What about these players, Gilles Simon, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic?
These are just a few players John Isner has successfully defeated this 2012 season. The 6'9, 245lb pound Goliath has show that David's odds or not looking to great this year. WIth a record of 17-6, and four of those coming off of clay. Johns victory over Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and going five sets with Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros last year, one has to think that John is the leading Dark Horse going into the French open.
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Sorry Bryan, but I think you are out gunned on this one. Izzy is good for a one or two round ordeal, but to expect more than that, I think the record speaks for itself. And if truly he is the American clay court specialist for the now, then we won't be winning any clay court tournaments for a while.
Yeah, Bryan. Jake said the same thing last night in the main room. Isner will lose in the third round. Check it out.
I'm just sayin... He demolished Federer on clay in Switzerland. The other "big 2" would have a really hard time doing that. Y'all seem to have forgotten that.
Bad bouncing clay according to Fed. Maybe you never knew about that.
Bryan, I'm a huge Izzy fan, and it's not the first or second round that will be the problem, he will have to play top clay court players in round of 16 and quarters before he would face one of the bigs and that is where I think he will struggle, playing three possible tough matches in a row. Only time will tell, for me a quarterfinal showing would be solid result.
Hey, Bryan! Here's a proposition. If Izzy gets to the semis, I will mail you a can of tennis balls. If Izzy gets to the finals, I will mail you two cans. And if Izzy wins the French Open, I give you three cans.
However, if Izzy loses in the first round, you mail me three cans. Second round, you mail me two. Third round, you mail me one. Agreed?
Maybe a little deeper in Tim but it all depends on the draw. If he meets quality first and second rounders he may bow out earlier.
ooohh We talking money now Tim!
Talkin' cans of balls, dude. hehe
So Bryan, ya ganna do this??
Earth to Bryan, anyone? lol