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John Isner has revealed that, even though he has faced Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros, Novak Djokovic is the only player who has ever made him feel 'helpless'.

Isner has had a storied career himself and has had a front row seat to witness the era of the big three domination.

He has faced Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal multiple times, as well as having his share of run-ins with Andy Murray too.

However, he says that only one of them has ever made him feel powerless on the tennis court.

When asked who his toughest opponent was, Isner said: "It's probably Novak.

"Even though I played Rafa on clay off the top of my head, I played him on clay like four times.

"I think, once at the French Open, you know, that's one of the toughest tasks in our sport, in sports period. It's beating that guy on clay and but even more so than that beating him at as we know Roland Garros.

"But I would say it's Novak. It's when he's locked in and dialled and taking my serve standing on the baseline returning, my first serve and just anticipating where my service going.

"I've felt helpless on the court, probably on one hand where I knew I had no shot and I was having huge trouble holding serve and three of those times have been against Novak."

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