US Open: I'd rather be Canadian than in US bubble, says Milos Raonic

Isner can sympathize with that belief. The big American is already feeling the strain of national expectations to improve on his run to the US Open quarter-finals in 2011.

updated: September 01, 2013 08:40 IST
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New York: He's North America's top player but sadly for the success-starved United States, Milos Raonic is Canadian and wouldn't have it any other way.

The 22-year-old Raonic stands at 11 in the world and is seeded 10 at the US Open where on Saturday he reached the fourth round for a second successive year.

In contrast, John Isner is America's highest-ranked player at 17 in the world and carrying the burden of attempting to win his country's first Grand Slam men's singles title since Andy Roddick in New York in 2003.

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