John Isner failed to make any Impact again

Mardy Fish’s compatriot John Isner again failed to make any impact at the Grand Slam level as he was beaten in Round 3 yesterday at Melbourne Park.

Isner will now have to take the long return flight to America a lot earlier than he would have expected.

It’s again his weakness on the return shots which let Isner down. He was fantastic on the serve as he normally happens to be, but, to be able to win matches; you have got to be good enough to break the opponent as well on a consistent basis.

This is always something that Isner has struggled to do. His serving abilities boggles mind, but, when it comes to playing the return shots, he falters. Continue reading “John Isner failed to make any Impact again”

Williams and Isner doing well in Hopman Cup

Mardy Fish’s compatriots, Serena Williams and John Isner, are doing very well in Hopman Cup that is taking place on the Australian hard courts.

Both these players, with their brilliant performances, have guided America through to the final round.

It’s not certain yet though which team America would be confronting for the title.

The Americans won both the singles as well as the doubles matches in the semi final tie against Czech Republic and completed a whitewash.

They could have lost one of the singles, the one that was played between Serena and Safarova.

That match had gone down to the wire and it was just a matter of a couple of points at the end.

One or two points here and there and it would have been Czech Republic’s match, but, Serena, being the fierce competitor that she is, did not surrender till the very end despite the fact that she was not in her zone.

Talking to the reporters afterwards, the veteran said, “I don’t like giving up. It is not in my nature. I have played so many tough matches in the past and one thing I have learnt is that you’ve got to hang in there even when the shots are not coming off as well as you would like.”

Isner who won his singles match in a more comfortable way than Serena was very happy to get past the semis.

When he was asked if he thinks, he and Serena are better than any other mixed American pair that has come on to the scene ever, he said, “Well, I can’t say anything about that. But, I do think that we are a decent team. Playing with one of the greats of the game, it’s always an honour.”