Notes on a draw sheet: Some spice in Houston

Blake is 0-3 in 2012.

I will be quite surprised if James Blake is still around playing next year as the sore-kneed veteran went down once again, this time in three sets to Carlos Berlocq at the US Men

Muller Joins Three Americans In Atlanta Semis

Muller exploits his lefty serve in Atlanta. Brandon Feusner/ATC

Fish, Isner on track to get back to final

Gilles Muller has two distinctions at the Atlanta Tennis Championships: He

Georgia Faithful Cheer On Isner Over Blake


John Isner was on the Bulldog bandwagon. Brandon Fresner/ATC

ATLANTA — Woof, woof, woof! That was the Bulldog chant ringing through the sunken bowl stadium of the Atlanta Tennis Championship.

John Isner, four-time All-American at the University of Georgia, pulled out a close three-set match against James Blake, his close friend and doubles partner here in Atlanta 7-6(8), 6-7(3), 7-5.

The former Bulldog prevailed in the first-set tiebreak that went 18 points. At the end of the second set and into the tiebreak, Isner