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    John Isner’s Place in American Tennis

    April 18, 2016
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    The announcement two weeks ago that John Isner and coach Justin Gimelstob have parted company led to some introspection on Isner’s place in the pantheon of American tennis stars. Far-removed from the 90s heyday of Courier, Sampras, Agassi and the others, and free from the “savior of American tennis baggage” that so often weighed down Andy Roddick, Isner has emerged as a transitional figure: a man self-conscious of his own limitations, yet still striving to improve with age, who takes…

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