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The Last Time... With John Isner


Isner© Getty ImagesJohn Isner's marathon match in 2010 at Wimbledon thrust the American into the international spotlight.

American John Isner reveals the last time...

I cooked for myself or others?
A few weeks ago when I was at home. My speciality is anything with sweet potatoes and meat.

I flew economy class?
I flew from Tampa to Houston. I always fly economy domestically.

I missed a flight?
It’s been a long time. I am usually very anal about being on time. I’ve cut some flights close, but I can’t remember the last time I missed one.

I met a childhood idol?
Last December, I met WWE wrestler Shawn Michaels.

I shared a hotel room with another player or a coach?
Two years ago, my coach [Craig Boynton] and I were going to Madrid and had to re-route to Barcelona for one night.

I had to pay to use a tennis court?
New York City, two years ago, when it rained.

I strung a tennis racquet?
High school. I normally string from 60-63 lbs when I play on clay.

I dressed formally for a dinner?
It would have been last month's United States Davis Cup tie versus France in Monte-Carlo.

I slipped on my diet?
This morning I had a croissant.

I forgot a family member/close friend’s birthday?
I forgot my brother’s wife’s birthday last week. I don’t keep a diary.

I lost something important?
I’m pretty good at taking care of my possessions. Wallet? No. Cell phone? No... Chapstick! My chapstick is very important.

I asked someone for their autograph?
Shawn Michaels? No! I was probably in middle school.

Being recognised helped me?
In Houston, a lot of things happened there...

I visited a country for the first time?
Monaco for the Davis Cup tie. I loved it and visited the casino.

I was asked if I was a tennis player?
If people have no idea who I am, I never get asked that.

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