Mathieu stands taller on this day

Updated: May 31, 2012, 8:51 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | ESPN.com

PARIS -- John Isner and Paul-Henri Mathieu came full circle Thursday at the French Open. Mathieu was the happier.

Isner completed a career Grand Slam of sorts, while Mathieu, a 30-year-old veteran, earned redemption after being the villain for France in the Davis Cup final in 2002.

First to Isner:

Much was expected from the 6-foot-9 American after his fine clay-court showings in 2012. There was that win over Roger Federer in Switzerland in the Davis Cup and another win on ...

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