Returning to form

if Isner plays like he did against Federer, he could make a top 10 run.

By Matt Cronin

FROM THE BNP PARIBAS OPEN AT INDIAN WELLS – Up until the mid part of last year, when one injury after another took Andy Roddick out of serious contention, he was still nine years into the run as a standout player, and was THE MAN in US tennis. But then in 2011 Mardy Fish surpassed him in the rankings and in quality of play. Just last month, John Isner un-hunched his shoulders and stunned Roger Federer in Davis Cup.

Isner is now ranked No. 11, well ahead of Roddick

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