FRENCH OPEN 2012: Capsules on men to watch

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Topspin: As inconsistent as can be at Roland Garros, he looked like a title contender in 2010, and then bowed out in the first round last year by wasting a two-set lead against a French qualifier ranked 140th. … Tough to dismiss him, though, given the powerful strokes that carried him to a final on clay at Madrid this month.

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO

Ranked: 9

Age: 23

Country: Argentina

2012 Match Record: 33-8

2012 Singles Titles: 2

Career Singles Titles: 11

Major Titles: Major Titles: 1 _ U.S. Open (‘09)

Last 5 French Opens: `11-3rd, `10-DNP, `09-SF, `08-2nd, `07-1st

Topspin: With a big serve and forehand, and 6-foot-6 worth of court coverage, was thought to be a rising star before wrist surgery sidetracked him. Appears to be rounding back into shape now. … Threw a scare into Federer at Paris in the semifinals in 2009, the year the Swiss star won his only French Open title.

JOHN ISNER

Ranked: 11

Age: 27

Country: United States

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