ROME (AP) — At 37, John Isner is just happy to be back on tour in Europe with his wife and three kids.
No longer dreaming of a Grand Slam title, he's trying to make the back end of his tennis career not seem "like such a job" and make it "fun."
Yet there's serious business coming up Wednesday with a second-round match against 10-time champion Rafael Nadal in the second round at the Italian Open.
And get this: Isner believes he has a chance against the holder of a record 21 Grand Slam titles.
While Isner has only beaten Nadal once in eight previous meetings — and that lone win came indoors — the big-serving American