This is the first week in the history of the ATP tennis rankings which began 40 years ago in August of 1973 that no American men are present in the Top 20. American John Isner fell out of that group on Monday after his 2012 Rogers Cup semifinal points slid off the computer.
Now ranked No. 22, Isner isn’t concerned about his countrymen being shut out of the Top 20.
“It doesn’t mean anything to me,” Isner said on Tuesday from Cincinnati. “I could care less about it actually. I didn’t even know I was going to play professional tennis until I was in college. I haven’t really put too much pressure on me to be like the savior of American tennis and whatnot.
“I’m just trying to handle my business and play tennis for as long as I can. I’m having fun doing it. So I don’t really think about it.”
The 6-foot-9 Isner will play later today against Rogers Cup finalist Milos Raonic in the Cincinnati third round.
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