His final match saw him bounce back from a 0–3 deficit in the third set to eventually beat Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci in a tiebreaker. With so much focus on the really big stars, it's very easy to overlook the players that are "only" ranked in the top 20.

John Isner wins in straight sets after one hour and 42 minutes to reach the second round at Roland Garros. The world number 17 will now move back into the top 10 next week after the biggest win of his career. There, he was defeated by Andy Murray.


He currently has the second-most aces in the history of the ATP Tour, having served over 12,000 aces.

The longest match in history: Isner v Mahut, June 22–24, 2010.

SR=strike rate (events won/competed). Overall, the match lasted eleven hours and five minutes. The match consisted of 34 games.

I’m a dedicated tennis fan & thrilled to see Big John win a big final at last!He’s such a sweet old style American guy..Congrats to him on his recent marriage too. A lot of players could learn from his attitude on court. He went down in the first round at the Rome Masters. [35] Isner then defeated Milos Raonic in the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup, but subsequently lost to Richard Gasquet for a place in the final. 55 in the world entering the US Open, Isner defeated world no.

Have to be said though - hes game is sooooo boring. Isner won the Atlanta BB&T Open on July 30, besting fellow countryman Ryan Harrison 7–6, 7–6 in two evenly contested tiebreak sets.
He is a graduate of Walter Hines Page Senior High School, in Greensboro,[70] and the University of Georgia, where he majored in speech communication. At the 2012 Wimbledon Championships, he was the eleventh seed. He won third-set tiebreakers on five consecutive days, beating no. [13] Isner qualified for the French Open, but had to withdraw after being diagnosed with mononucleosis, which caused him to miss Wimbledon as well.[14]. 4 ranked American player. John Isner lived up to his top seed status on Sunday at the Hall of Fame Open, becoming the first player to win four titles in Newport with a 7-6 (2), 6-3 win over seventh-seeded Kazakh Alexander Bublik. Isner broke into the top 100 at no. Cloudflare Ray ID: 5e289d3fdc621b50 Isner's movement around the court is hampered by his body and he is hurt by players that move him around the court. He then skipped Winston-Salem, his home tournament, the week before the US Open. The final set alone was longer than the previous longest match. You may need to download version 2.0 now from the Chrome Web Store. Isner next entered the 2010 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis. Isner had to play good tennis through experience against two of the best players over 2 generations. After playing in Vienna, Basel and at the Paris Masters, Isner finished the year at a career-high no.

Greensboro native John Isner, a Page High School alumnus and two-time Winston-Salem Open champion, won his first-round match Sunday in the … Because of his style of play, that consists of a big, consistent serve, he often ends up winning a great majority of his service games. 3 and eventual champion Nadal. He then reached the semifinals of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, defeating Tobias Kamke, James Blake and Viktor Troicki before losing to Gaël Monfils. Two days later, Isner clinched the tie and propelled the United States into the semifinals by defeating French no.

In the final, Isner lost to the newly crowned world no. If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended. Then, after first-round losses at Challenger level as well as a tournament at ATP level, he beat five top-300 players and three seeds to win the Lexington Challenger in July and improve his ranking to no.

1 American for the fifth consecutive year and inside the top 20 for the seventh consecutive season. The title was his first of 2011 and second of his career, and ended a three-match losing streak in finals. The loss dropped Isner out of the top 20 and from the no. Performance & security by Cloudflare, Please complete the security check to access.

In Nice, he made the semifinals, losing to Dominic Thiem.

Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. I'm a big fan of Sascha, but am delighted by John's well deserved victory; he is much more than a servebot.