Kevin C. Cox
John Isner finished 2013 as the top-ranked American man, at No. 14 in the world, with two titles under his belt for the year. Isner captured the title in Houston for his first ATP clay-court crown and also won the BB&T Atlanta Open during the Emirates Airline US Open Series. It was the start of a great summer for the hard-serving Isner, who also reached his second career Masters Series final in Cincinnati and advanced to the final at the Series stop in Washington, D.C.