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Can 'Quisner' carry the U.S. banner?

Originally Published: September 2, 2010
By Kamakshi Tandon | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- At least he didn't have to go 11 hours and five minutes this time.

In fact, John Isner wasn't expected to play the U.S. Open at all after hurting his ankle two weeks ago. But thanks to an improved diagnosis and some intensive treatment, he made it on the court and wrapped up his opening match in a speedy hour and 27 minutes.

"So for my second-round match, I should be a little bit fresher than I was at Wimbledon," Isner joked.

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