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Isner Squeezed Into Economy To Reach San Jose

San Jose, U.S.A.

At 6 feet 9 inches tall, John Isner knows flying can be a pain.

The second seed at this week’s SAP Open in San Jose flew economy from Tampa to Houston, then Houston to San Jose after bad weather reduced the number of flights on offer.

The 27 year old said when travelling in economy, he prefers window seats. “On the aisle, I just get hit by the cart every time,” said the American. “I actually fly economy quite a lot but I wasn’t able to get the exit row.

Sure enough, it was some 5-foot-1 person, feet dangling,” he joked. “A lot of times I make sure I get the exit row and I’m fine. I upgraded with miles to first class originally but I lost that seat,” Isner revealed.

The World No. 16 knows that his height means he isn’t built to beat his opponents from the baseline. “I can rally with them, but over the course of the match that’s not going to suit me the right way,” said Isner who wants to become a more aggressive player.

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