137 Facts About John Isner


John Robert Isner was born on April 26,1985 and is an American professional tennis player.


John Isner has been ranked as high as world No 8 in singles and No 14 in doubles by the Association of Tennis Professionals.


John Isner has twice reached the quarterfinals at the US Open in 2011 and 2018, the latter of which helped qualify him for an ATP Finals appearance later that year.


John Isner has the most aces in the history of the ATP Tour, having served 14,222, as of April 7,2023.


John Isner was born on April 26,1985, in Greensboro, North Carolina, to Robert and Karen John Isner.


John Isner started playing tennis at the age of 9 and did not take the sport seriously until the age of 11.


John Isner played for his high school of Walter Hines Page Senior High School where he helped lead them to a state championship in 2001.

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John Isner played in 10 junior tournaments which included the 2002 US Open and the 2002 Orange Bowl.


John Isner made the finals of a tournament in Tulsa, Oklahoma, losing to Brian Baker.


John Isner was ranked the top tennis player in the country on numerous occasions and won many tournaments.


John Isner ended his college career after his singles final loss and team win in 2007 and turned professional.


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


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


John Isner took full advantage of his good fortune, recording his first wins over top-100 players.


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.


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


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


John Isner was defeated in the first round of the 2008 Australian Open by veteran Fabrice Santoro of France.


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.


John Isner played at his first French Open and Wimbledon, losing in the first round of each.


John Isner played at the US Open, where he lost in the first round.


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.


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


John Isner has credited his work with Boynton for helping him get back on track following his disappointing 2008 season.


John Isner's progress was acknowledged by his peers, as he was voted the ATP Most Improved Player for 2009, becoming the tenth American to win the award, and the first since Andre Agassi in 1998.

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


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 John Isner would qualify to play singles for the United States Davis Cup team for the first time in his career.


John Isner next entered the 2010 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis.


John Isner appeared in the first round of the 2010 Davis Cup, where the United States was up against Serbia.


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.


John Isner then played at the 2010 French Open; his ranking assured his first direct seed into a Grand Slam event.


John Isner pulled out of the doubles, where he and Querrey had been 12th seeds.


John Isner next competed at the 2010 Legg Mason Tennis Classic, the ATP World Tour 500 series event in Washington, DC, and site of his breakthrough performance in 2007.


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


John Isner next played at the 2010 Cincinnati Masters, where he was unseeded.


At the 2010 US Open, John Isner was 18th seed and defeated Frederico Gil in the first round.


John Isner was next granted a wildcard to participate at the 2010 China Open, his first time competing in Beijing.


John Isner began the year by teaming with Bethanie Mattek-Sands to win the mixed doubles Hopman Cup final for the United States, defeating Belgium's Justine Henin and Ruben Bemelmans.


John Isner defeated Haase to go through to the quarterfinals, where he was defeated by David Nalbandian in straight sets.


John Isner next played at the 2011 Australian Open He entered the tournament seeded 20th and received a tough draw, including Radek Stepanek, Marin Cilic, and Rafael Nadal.


John Isner then faced Stepanek in the second round where he would progress into the third round, rallying to ultimately win the match after losing the first set.


John Isner next faced fellow top 20 player Marin Cilic.


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


John Isner took a two-sets-to-one lead against Nadal, who had never played a five-set match at Roland Garros before.


John Isner then accepted a last-minute wildcard to participate in the 2011 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, replacing compatriot and defending champion Mardy Fish, who was chosen to play in the Davis Cup for the United States during that weekend.

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John Isner was the top seed and defeated Karol Beck, Arnaud Clement, Alex Bogomolov Jr.


John Isner next played in the 2011 Atlanta Tennis Championships, where he was the third seed.


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


John Isner then reached the semifinals of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, defeating Tobias Kamke, James Blake and Viktor Troicki before losing to Gael Monfils.


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


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.


At the 2011 US Open, John Isner defeated Marcos Baghdatis, Robby Ginepri, Alex Bogomolov Jr.


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.


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.


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


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


John Isner then defeated Milos Raonic in the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup, but subsequently lost to Richard Gasquet for a place in the final.


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


John Isner lost in the quarterfinals of the Olympics to eventual runner-up Roger Federer.


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


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


John Isner did not appear at the 2013 Australian Open the following week because of a bone bruise in his right knee.


John Isner won his sixth ATP title and first on clay, defeating Nicolas Almagro in the US Men's Clay Court Championships final in Houston.


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


The next day, John Isner recovered from two sets down to level the match, this time against Tommy Haas, saving a record 12 match points in the fourth set.

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However, John Isner then let a lead slip and failed to convert a match point of his own and Haas eventually won the fifth set.


At the 2013 Topshelf Open in 's-Hertogenbosch, John Isner bowed out in the first round, defeated by young Russian Evgeny Donskoy.


At Wimbledon, John Isner was injured and had to retire during his second-round match against Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, after avenging himself on Donskoy in the first round.


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.


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


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


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


John Isner then reached the semifinals of the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, losing to eventual champion Marin Cilic in straight sets.


At the 2014 Indian Wells Masters, John Isner received a bye into round two, after which he defeated Nikolay Davydenko, Lu Yen-hsun, Fernando Verdasco and Ernests Gulbis en route to the semifinals, where he would face Novak Djokovic in a rematch of their 2012 semifinal.


At the Miami Masters, John Isner again received a bye into round two, where he faced and beat Donald Young.


John Isner then defeated Nicolas Almagro in the third round, only to lose to Tomas Berdych in the fourth round.


John Isner was eliminated in the first round at the Rome Masters.


John Isner did not play a grass tune-up tournament before Wimbledon.


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


In Newport, John Isner made it to the quarterfinals, where he lost to Jack Sock.


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


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


John Isner started the season slowly, making the third round of the Australian Open and having only a quarterfinal showing in Memphis before making it into the semifinals in Miami with three wins in a row defeating Grigor Dimitrov, Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori.


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.


John Isner made the quarterfinals in Madrid, where he lost to Tomas Berdych.

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John Isner lost in the first round in Newport to eventual champion Rajeev Ram.


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


John Isner then skipped Winston-Salem, his home tournament, the week before the US Open.


John Isner reached the third round in Shanghai, losing to Andy Murray in three sets before reaching his third Masters quarterfinal of the year in Paris, after beating Federer in three sets.


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


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


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


John Isner's season continued with early losses in both grass tournaments he played, losing to Gilles Muller at the 2016 Aegon Championships in addition to a marathon match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships.


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


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.


John Isner skipped the Summer Olympics due to it lacking ranking points and prize money, electing to focus on the summer hardcourt tournaments of the US Open Series.


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


John Isner reached the quarterfinals at the 2017 ASB Classic, the 2017 Memphis Open and the US Men's Clay Court Championships.


John Isner reached the semifinals in Rome at the Italian Open, where he was defeated by eventual champion Alexander Zverev.


At the French Open, John Isner started strongly, defeating Jordan Thompson and Paolo Lorenzi in the first and second rounds, respectively.


John Isner competed at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships, where he defeated qualifier Taylor Fritz in the first round before losing to Dudi Sela in five sets.


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


John Isner failed to win a match throughout January 2018, losing in the round of 16 at the Auckland Open and in the first round of the Australian Open to Matthew Ebden.


John Isner won the 2018 Indian Wells doubles title with his partner Jack Sock, defeating the Bryan Brothers in two tiebreak sets.


John Isner then played at the Miami Open, where he won his first Masters 1000 title, defeating Alexander Zverev in the final.

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At the US Open, John Isner reached his second quarterfinal at a Slam in 2018 before losing to Juan Martin del Potro.


John Isner reached the semifinal at Stockholm but lost to qualifier Ernest Gulbis.


John Isner reached the final of the 2019 Miami Open, where he lost to Roger Federer.


John Isner finished the year ranked No 19, his tenth consecutive top 20 finish.


At the 2021 French Open, John Isner reached the third round, losing to eventual finalist Stefanos Tsitsipas in four sets.


In July 2021, John Isner won his sixth ATP doubles title at the 2021 Los Cabos Open, partnering with Hans Hach Verdugo as wild-card entries.


At the 2021 Atlanta Open, John Isner defeated Brandon Nakashima to win a record sixth title in his ninth finals appearance at the event.


At the Canadian Open, John Isner reached the semifinals, defeating many seeded players such as 13th seed Cristian Garin, 4th seed Andrey Rublev and 11th seed Gael Monfils.


John Isner lost in the semifinals to top seed Daniil Medvedev in straight sets.


John Isner partnered with Jack Sock in doubles at Indian Wells and they won the title, beating Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the final.


John Isner next partnered with Hubert Hurkacz for the 2022 Miami Masters and defeated reigning 2022 Australian Open champions Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios in the semifinals and then the sixth-seeded Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski in the final.


At the 2022 Italian Open, John Isner partnered with Diego Schwartzman to defeat Andrey Golubev and Maximo Gonzalez in the semifinal, becoming the first player to reach three Masters 1000 doubles finals with three different partners in the same year.


At the 2022 French Open, John Isner lost in the third round to qualifier Bernabe Zapata Miralles in five sets after more than three hours of play.


At the 2022 Wimbledon Championships, John Isner served 54 aces in a five-set win over Enzo Couacaud and 36 more in defeating Andy Murray in four sets.


John Isner lost his match against Jannik Sinner in straight sets.


At the 2022 US Open, John Isner withdrew from his second round match with a wrist injury.


John Isner won his first round match against Federico Delbonis with 19 aces, but fractured his left wrist during the match.


In January, John Isner hinted at potential retirement in the 2023 season.


John Isner lost in the final to Wu Yibing after firing 44 aces, the second most ever in a best of three sets match after Ivo Karlovic, who had 45 in Halle.


John Isner has earned a reputation for competing in extremely even, long duration matches and holds the unique distinction of having been a competitor in the longest and second-longest matches in a major tournament in history.

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The first was the now-legendary opening-round match at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships when John Isner defeated Nicolas Mahut in 11 hours and 5 minutes in a match played over three separate days.


At the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, John Isner faced qualifier Nicolas Mahut in the first round.


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


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


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.


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


John Isner is known to back up his serves with approaches to the net, though he does not strictly serve-and-volley.


John Isner's fitness has improved considerably throughout the years, as he displayed during his win in the longest tennis match ever at Wimbledon against Nicolas Mahut.


John Isner switched his attire to FILA in 2016 at the Australian Open.


John Isner then hired Mike Sell, who helped him to significant success, such as defeating Roger Federer, David Nalbandian and Novak Djokovic.


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.


John Isner married Madison McKinley, a jewelry designer, on December 2,2017, in Bluffton, South Carolina.