73 Facts About John Isner

1. John Isner currently has the second-most aces in the history of the ATP World Tour, having served 10,963 aces.

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2. John Isner looks to be the favorite to take home the title.

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3. John Isner is set to make his eighth main draw appearance on the hard courts of Auckland.

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4. John Isner had a breakthrough year in 2018, reaching the semifinals of the Wimbledon Championships and the quarters of the US Open.

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5. John Isner has won here twice before and attended the event seven times since 2009.

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6. John Isner played two epic matches at Wimbledon, against Nicolas Mahut in 2010 and Kevin Anderson in 2018.

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7. John Robert Isner popularly known as John Isner is an American professional tennis player.

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8. John Isner trained under coach Craig Boynton in the period from 2007 until 2012.

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9. John Isner appeared in the short comedy drama movie The Discontentment of Ed Telfair in 2013 as Doug.

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10. John Isner is an American professional tennis player ranked 8 in men's singles tennis rankings by the ATP.

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11. John Isner is currently competing in the semi-finals in Wimbledon to advance to the finals of Wimbledon.

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12. John Isner maintains a healthy sporting weight of 111 kg.

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13. John Isner was ranked No 19 in the world by the time the 2010 Wimbledon came around.

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14. John Isner secured his first ATP tour title in 2010 when he defeated Arnaud Clement in the final in Auckland.

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15. In 2009, John Isner recorded his first-ever win against top-10 opponents in Gael Monfils, Marat Safin, and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in major events.

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16. John Isner went to Walter Hines Page Senior High School, Greensboro, and graduated with a degree in speech communication from the University of Georgia.

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17. John Isner played the longest professional tennis match in 2010 and then won the biggest championship of his career this past April.

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18. In January 2011, John Isner teamed with Bethanie Mattek-Sands for the United States and they reached the mixed doubles Hopman Cup final.

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19. John Isner married Madison McKinley, a jewelry designer, on December 4, 2017, in South Carolina.

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20. In 2016, John Isner criticized American football player Colin Kaepernick's protests during the national anthem as "pathetic".

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21. John Isner resided in Tampa, Florida, where he trained at the Saddlebrook Academy alongside other American tennis pros such as James Blake and Mardy Fish.

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22. John Isner is a graduate of Walter Hines Page Senior High School, in Greensboro and the University of Georgia, where he majored in speech communication.

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23. John Isner has a very powerful forehand, which he uses in tandem with his serve.

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24. John Isner has an extremely powerful and consistent serve, thanks in part to his 6-ft 10.5 in height which makes him the third tallest player on tour behind Ivo Karlovic and Reilly Opelka.

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25. John Isner had guest appearances on "Good Morning America" and the "Late Show with David Letterman", and threw the ceremonial first pitch at a New York Yankees game in Yankee Stadium.

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26. John Isner set the record for the most games won in a Wimbledon match with 92.

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27. John Isner set a new record of 113 aces, ahead of the 103 aces served by Mahut.

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28. John Isner claimed this title for the fourth time out of seven finals.

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29. At the French Open, John Isner came off to a strong start, beating Jordan Thompson and Paolo Lorenzi in the first and second rounds, respectively.

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30. John Isner teamed up with Jack Sock to win his second Masters doubles title and fourth overall doubles title at the 2016 Shanghai Masters.

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31. John Isner rebounded by reaching his first final of the season and his fourth consecutive final at the Atlanta Open, losing in straight sets to Nick Kyrgios.

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32. John Isner started the US Open Series with a disappointing loss in the second round of the 2016 Rogers Cup to Ryan Harrison.

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33. John Isner was then upset early at the 2016 Miami Open by Tim Smyczek.

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34. John Isner reached the fourth round at the BNP Paribas Open for the third year in a row, where he lost to Kei Nishikori.

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35. John Isner started his season in Auckland and reached the quarterfinals, losing to eventual champion Roberto Bautista Agut.

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36. At the US Open, John Isner advanced to the fourth round, losing to Federer in straight sets.

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37. John Isner reached the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal, losing in three tiebreakers to Jeremy Chardy.

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38. John Isner lost to Djokovic again in straight sets in Indian Wells in the third round after defeating qualifier Jurgen Melzer in the second round.

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39. John Isner hired Justin Gimelstob as his new coach at the end of the 2014 season.

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40. At the US Open, John Isner reached the third round, where he lost to Philipp Kohlschreiber for the third consecutive year.

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41. At the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, John Isner reached the third round, where he lost to Feliciano Lopez in four sets with three tiebreakers.

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42. John Isner started his season at the 2014 Hopman Cup with countrywoman Sloane Stephens, beginning strong with a win over Spain.

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43. John Isner lost to Rafael Nadal in his second Masters 1000 final and subsequently pulled out of the tournament in Winston-Salem.

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44. John Isner won the first set but then lost two consecutive tiebreakers.

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45. John Isner defeated Kevin Anderson in the final in a three-set tiebreaker match, which was billed as the tallest final in ATP history, their combined heights adding up to 13 feet, 6 inches.

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46. At the 2013 French Open, John Isner recovered from two sets down in his first-round match to beat Ryan Harrison in five sets.

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47. John Isner was seeded first in Sydney, but he lost in the second round to Ryan Harrison in straight sets.

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48. John Isner won his second title of the year at the 2012 Winston-Salem Open, defeating Tomas Berdych in the final.

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49. John Isner was chosen to be on special London 2012 Coke cans.

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50. John Isner reached the semifinals at the 2012 Atlanta Tennis Championships, losing to Andy Roddick.

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51. John Isner reached the doubles final of the same tournament, partnering Sam Querrey.

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52. John Isner defeated David Nalbandian in the second round of the 2012 Australian Open in a five-set match, but was defeated in the third round by Feliciano Lopez.

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53. John Isner reached the semifinals at the Masters 1000 Series event in Paris, where he held three match points before losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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54. John Isner won the Winston-Salem Open as the fourth seed, defeating Dudi Sela, Jarkko Nieminen, Baghdatis and Andy Roddick in the semifinals, before defeating Julien Benneteau in the final.

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55. At the Rogers Cup, John Isner defeated Marcos Baghdatis, but lost to Troicki in the second round.

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56. John Isner defeated James Blake, Lu Yen-hsun and Gilles Muller to reach his second consecutive tour final.

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57. At the 2011 French Open, John Isner was drawn against top seed and defending champion Rafael Nadal.

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58. John Isner was to compete in the doubles with Sam Querrey, but withdrew due to shoulder concerns.

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59. John Isner advanced to the third round, before losing to 12th seed Juan Carlos Ferrero.

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60. John Isner lost the first singles match against Troicki, but bounced back by winning the doubles match with Bob Bryan, as a replacement for food-poisoned Mike Bryan.

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61. John Isner said he intended to finish the year in the top 20, and given his ascendency in the world rankings combined with the absence of Roddick and James Blake for the 2010 Davis Cup season, it became increasingly likely that Isner would qualify to play singles for the United States Davis Cup team for the first time in his career.

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62. John Isner began the year at the 2010 Heineken Open in Auckland.

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63. At the 2009 Indian Wells Masters, John Isner pulled off a major upset by defeating ninth seed Gael Monfils.

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64. John Isner received a wildcard into the 2009 Australian Open, after winning the United States Tennis Association's wildcard tournament, beating Donald Young and Jesse Levine along the way.

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65. John Isner qualified for the singles draw of the 2009 Heineken Open in Auckland, after winning three consecutive three-set matches in qualifying.

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66. John Isner maintained a top-100 ranking in the first three months of the year, beating six players in the top 100, while playing exclusively in events at ATP level.

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67. That year, John Isner was added to the United States Davis Cup team as a practice partner.

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68. John Isner was one of only two players to take a set from Federer in the championship.

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69. John Isner proceeded to win his second-round match against Rik de Voest, before losing in the third round to top seed and eventual champion Roger Federer.

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70. John Isner won his first tournament of the summer, the USA F14 Futures, beating the top three seeds along the way.

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71. John Isner began his professional career in earnest in the summer of 2007.

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72. John Isner currently has the second-most aces in the history of the ATP World Tour, having served 10,937 aces.

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73. John Isner has reached the quarter-finals of the China Open thanks to a three-set victory over Tommy Robredo.

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