Originally Posted by ark_28
Murray and Djokovic are two excellent returners! But the fact is Isner won his last match against either of those two last year at Indian Wells! And it is a long time since he faced Murray!
Of course having variation is nice etc but Isner can literally hold at will against the majority of the tour then go for bust in the breakers!
The match v Novak last year is a classic example winning two tiebreakers after losing the middle set pretty convincingly!
Except for when he can't hold at will at all. See his 2012 US Open and French Open losses. No tiebreaks in either of those five-set matches. Or the Australian where the only two sets he won in the third round were tiebreaks, and he got crushed in the others. His first round Wimbledon loss... where his big serve should serve him best!
I like Isner, but he's got a lot to improve.