Isner college career

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  1. tamdoankc

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    What was isner's college career record? How did his opponents handle his serve seeing that most of the pros have a problem with it?
     
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  2. jaggy

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    I remember his name at the top end of the rankings but he did not dominate, any dawgs out there ever see him?
     
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    He was pretty dominant though he never won the NCAA Singles Title. The team was always playing for the title so he had lost some steam by the singles portion. Lost very few sets though.
     
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    A guy who sometime used to string my racquets beat him
     
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  5. floridatennisdude

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    4 time All American and all time UGA leader in singles and doubles victories. He was OK.
     
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    Isner has improved 100% from his college days - he was a basher using his serve and huge forehand. Always good at net due to his size and coverage but it's his movement and building points he is doing now he never did in NCAAs. Guy has come a LOOOONNNGGG way.
     
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    I watched him play in Seattle for NCAA team indoors at UW. He played at #2 singles instead of #1, so I didn't pay as close attention to him as i would have if he were playing at #1.

    His 2nd serve was almost flat, but with less pace than his first. He did serve and volley a lot.

    I remember being very impressed with his serve, but unimpressed with everything else. I said to my friend at the time - "he'll have a decent career as an ATP doubles specialist."

    I was not expecting him to ever reach top-10 in singles. Impressive as his serve was then, i think he has improved his serve a lot since then.
     
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    He was one of those guys who may have spent too long in college. I guess it is very open to debate since he is doing so well right now. But, he almost had it too easy relying on his serve to carry him, that he didn't develop the other parts of his game during college.
     
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    i think the long college career really helped him because he played sooo much doubles.
     
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    Working with his current coach earlier might have been more beneficial (more earnings and wins in ATP) to his development. But, you can never be sure. Human development and maturing process is a complicated matter and never easily predictable. If he was a kinda guy who would quit college after a year with so much ambition he might not have met the current coach who knows?
     
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    Did Isner actually earn a degree and if so what was it in? I know everyone says he played 4 years of college but it doesn't mean he's earned enough credits.
     
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    I saw Inser fresh out of college at a challenger. He lost 1st round. My thoughts were: "man this guys serve is good but he has nothing to back it up". He has improved a ton since that point

    in terms of his college career, i think he lost in the NCAAs finals to Somdev Devarman as a senior
     
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    If I remember correwectly, he lost the finals without being broken.
     
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    That is correct - Isner lost to Virginia's Somdev Devvarman 7-6 4-6 7-6 in the 2007 Final - Recap
     
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