Wimbledon 2012 Seeding: John Isner Checks In At No. 11

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 24: John Isner of USA serves during the men's singles round one match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and John Isner of USA on day three of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 24, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The former Bulldog has his best chance to make a deep run in a major at the tournament that first made him famous.

John Isner has come a long way from his days as a wildcard qualifier to major tournaments, as the former University of Georgia tennis star received the No. 11 seed in the 2012 Wimbledon draw.

Wimbledon's grass courts naturally favor serving specialists like the 6'10 Isner, who won the longest match in tennis history here two years ago, a five-set marathon with Nicolas Mahut that ended 70-68.

However, he's dramatically improved his all-around game since, advancing into the second and third rounds of most majors and defeating Roger Federer in the 2012 Davis Cup.

At the age of 27, he's in the prime of his career and if he's ever going to upset one of the tennis world's Big Four in a major, Wimbledon could be the place to do it.

As usual, Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal, Federer and Andy Murray are the top four seeds, while Mardy Fish is the only American in the top 20.

For more coverage of Isner and Wimbledon, stay tuned to SB Nation Atlanta.

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