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- Age: 28 (26.04.1985)
- Birthplace: Greensboro,North Carolina USA
- Residence: Tampa, Florida, USA
- Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
- Weight: 238 lbs (108 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2007
- Coach: Mike Sell
- Website: http://johnisner.com
As of 09.12.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Full name John Robert Isner...Began playing tennis at age nine...Father, Robert, is a builder; mother Karen, is a real estate agent...Has two older brothers, Jordan, who is a teaching tennis pro and Nathan, who is a builder and works with his father (all three attended North Carolina State Univ.)...Played four years and earned All-American honors each season at Univ. of Georgia from 2004-07 and school's all-time leader in singles and doubles wins...In May 2007, reached NCAA singles final, losing to Virginia's Somdev Devvarman in a third set tie-break but led his squad to NCAA team title...Also won NCAA doubles title.
Hobbies include playing poker, golf, basketball and watching ESPN...Played basketball until ninth grade and was 6'3" (1.90m) before growing five inches at around age 16... His favorite TV show is "Curb Your Enthusiasm"...Says if he wasn't a tennis player he would probably be a basketball player...Idol was former NBA star Karl Malone...Wears a size 15 shoe...Considers hard courts as favorite surface and his forehand and serve as strengths...Fitness trainer is Kyle Morgan...Chiropractor is Clint Cordial.
2012 -- The top American (for 1st time) finished a year-end best No. 14, his 3rd straight Top 20 season. Ranked in Top 10 for 18 weeks...Compiled a career-best 45-21 match record. Led circuit with most tie-breaks won in 25 years with 41-18 tie-break record...In March, advanced to 1st ATP Masters 1000 final in Indian Wells (d. No. 1 Djokovic in SF, l. to Federer)...After Wimbledon, compiled a 22-9 record. Won Newport (d. Hewitt), QF at London Olympics (l. to Federer), SF in Toronto (l. to Gasquet), repeated title in Winston-Salem (d. No. 6 Tsonga in SF, No. 7 Berdych in F, saving 3 MPs)...Led U.S. to Davis Cup SF (l. to Spain) with wins on clay over Federer in 1R and Simon and Tsonga in QF. In SF, l. to Almagro in 5 sets and in 4 sets to Ferrer...All 4 Grand Slam losses were in 5 sets – 4R at Australian Open (F. Lopez), 2R at Roland Garros (18-16 in 5th to Mathieu), 1R at Wimbledon (Falla) and 3R at US Open (Kohlschreiber)...Ranked in Top 6 in all 6 serving categories – No. 1 in aces (1005), 16.8 avg., No. 2 in break pts. saved (74%) and service games won (92%), No. 4 in 1st serve pts. won (78%) and 2nd serve points won (57%), and No. 5 in 1st serve pct. (69%)...Compiled records of 27-12 on hard, 10-7 on clay and 8-2 on grass. Went 6-3 vs. Top 10. Earned a career-high $1,354,332...
2011 -- The No. 3 American (behind No. 8 Fish, No.14 Roddick) finished in Top 20 for 2nd year in a row, highlighted by 2 ATP World Tour titles, in Newport (d. O. Rochus) in July, and Winston-Salem (d. Benneteau) in August...Made breakthrough with QF at US Open (l. to Murray) and SF in Paris (d. No. 5 Ferrer, l. to Tsonga in 3rd set TB, held 3 MPs)…After 11-14 start through June, finished with 25-7 mark...Reached back-to-back finals for 1st time with Newport title (lost serve once in 54 games) and runner-up in Atlanta (l. to Fish; held 2 MPs in 2nd set TB)…2 weeks later in Washington, reached SF (l. to Monfils, held 1 MP)...Went 4-7 in decisive-set TB matches and 1-6 vs. Top 10 opponents while compiling marks of 26-13 on hard, 6-1 on grass and 4-7 on clay…Earned a career-high $1,170,432, his 2nd straight $1 million campaign...Led tour with service games won (91%), most TBs played (58) and won (34) and No. 2 in aces (811)...
2010 -- The American reached career-high four finals and finished in Top 20 for first time with a personal-high 38 match wins…Led ATP World Tour in aces (1,048)…Fifth player to hit at least 1,000 aces in a season (since ‘91)…Best Grand Slam result was 4th RD at Australian Open (l. to Murray)…Set records with three-day marathon 1st RD win at Wimbledon on June 25 over Nicolas Mahut in 11 hours, five minutes, serving 113 aces, before winning 70-68 in fifth set…Reached a career-high No. 18 on July 5…In January, won first title in Auckland (d. Clement, saved one match point)…Runner-up in Memphis (l. to Querrey), Belgrade (l. to Querrey) and Atlanta (l. to Fish in third set tie-break)…In fall, had SF in Beijing (l. to Djokovic) and QF in Montpellier (l. to Monfils)…Made Davis Cup debut and went 0-2 in singles and 2-0 in doubles in two ties…Compiled marks of 29-13 on hard, 8-10 on clay and 1-1 on grass while winning most tie-breaks with 34-18 mark…Earned a career-high $1,066,839.
2009 -- The No. 3 American (behind No. 6 Roddick, No. 25 Querrey) finished in Top 50 for first time, highlighted by career-high 27 match wins…Had a 9-6 start through May with QF showing in Auckland (l. to Soderling) and 4th RD at Indian Wells*, defeating No. 9 Monfils and No. 25 Safin (l. to del Potro)…Also a QF on clay in Houston (l. to Odesnik)…Claimed Challenger title in Tallahassee (d. Young)…One day before leaving for Roland Garros (received a wild card), was diagnosed with mononucleosis…Didn’t hit a ball for 40 days before playing in Challenger in late June…
Returned to ATP World Tour in Indianapolis and advanced to SF of season (l. to Ginepri)…Followed with QF in Los Angeles (l. to Ball) and SF in Washington (d. No. 7 Tsonga, l. to Roddick)…Made 4th RD run at US Open, firing 38 aces in fifth set tie-break win over No. 5 Andy Roddick in 3rd RD (l. to Verdasco)…Closed season with a 4-6 mark, reaching QF in Bangkok and 2nd RD in Basel (d. No. 11 Gonzalez; l. to Gasquet) and Masters 1000 Paris (l. to Gonzalez)…Went 3-3 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled marks of 25-17 on hard and 2-1 on clay…Finished a career-best No. 5 in aces (653), service games won (89%) and 2nd serve points won (56%)…Had personal-best 27-12 record in tie-breaks…Earned a career-high $452,988.
2008 -- Reached QFs in San Jose (d. Haas; l. to Garcia-Lopez)...In Washington reached QFs (l. to del Potro)...Won title at Lubbock Challenger (d. Dancevic).
2007 -- The towering American made a breakthrough on ATP circuit in just six months of action to finish in Top 125...Compiled an 8-5 record in ATP level play and 12-5 in Challengers...Turned pro in June ranked No. 839 after an outstanding four-year career at University of Georgia...In first pro outing in Chico, Calif. at U.S. Futures #14, captured title (d. Miranda)...Made his ATP debut in Newport and lost to Norman in 1st RD...In July, earned first Challenger title in Lexington (Ky.) with three-sets win over B. Wilson and afterwards climbed from No. 745 to No. 416...Following week took a wild card into Washington and posted a record five straight wins in a third set tie-break before losing to No. 5 Roddick 6-4, 7-6(4) in final...His wins were over former Top 10 Henman, Becker, Odesnik, No. 12 Haas and Monfils and fired a non-Grand Slam tournament record 144 aces during week (since 1991)...Then jumped to No. 193 on Aug. 6...Took wild cards into AMS Cincinnati and New Haven, losing to No. 15 Ferrer in 1st and 2nd RD, respectively...Made his Grand Slam debut at US Open and picked up wins over No. 26 Nieminen and De Voest before falling to eventual champion Federer in four sets in 3rd RD...Won opening set in a tie-break and that was Federers only tie-break loss in Grand Slam play (15-1) during year...Following US Open, played Challengers rest of season, highlighted by SF in Calabasas (l. to Kendrick), Louisville (l. to Bachinger) and Urbana (l. to Levine) and QF in Rimouski (l. to Bozoljac)...Fired 255 aces in 13 matches (19.6 average) and played in 19 tie-breaks (12-7 mark)...In doubles, won titles in Calabasas (w/Wilson) and Louisville (w/Parrott) and reached final in Lexington (w/C. Purcell)...Earned a career-high $138,630.
2006 -- Advanced to singles and doubles final (w/Poole) at USTA #14 Futures in Chico, Calif. (l. to Echagaray)...Also runner-up at Lexington Challenger (w/C. Purcell)...
2005 -- Reached QF at USTA #18 Futures in Joplin, Mo. and 2nd RD at Lubbock Challenger (d. Russell, l. to R. Delgado)...In doubles, won title at USTA #18 Futures (w/Wurtzman)...
On 10 January, withdrew from the Australian Open due to a knee injury...Dropped one set en route to San Jose SFs (versus Pospisil in 2R), before falling to Haas...
On 20 February, he pulled out of Memphis doubles (w/Querrey) due to knee injury…Reached the Delray Beach SFs (l. to Roger-Vasselin in three sets)…Fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2R (l. to Hewitt)…Fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami 3R (l. to Cilic)…
On 14 April, captured his first title on clay and sixth ATP World Tour trophy overall at Houston (d. Almagro)…Fired a tournament record 64 aces, surpassing previous mark of 60 set by Sampras…Became the fourth active American player to win an ATP clay-court title, joining Mardy Fish (2006 Houston), Sam Querrey (2010 Belgrade) and Ryan Sweeting (2011 Houston)…
On 1 June, failed to convert 1 M.P. versus Haas in 10-8 fifth set loss in Roland Garros 3R…Fell in ‘s-Hertogenbosch 1R (l. to Donskoy)…On 26 June, retired with left knee injury at 1-1 in first set versus Mannarino in Wimbledon 2R…
As two-time defending champion at Newport, did not drop serve en route to SFs when he fell to Hewitt; it was a repeat of last year’s title match…
On 28 July, won tallest final in ATP World Tour history, beating 6’8” Anderson in 3 TB sets at Atlanta…Saved 2 M.P. at 56, Advantage, in third set; hit 24 aces and saved all 11 break points he faced; match had no service breaks…Was his second ATP World Tour title of 2013 and seventh of his career (7-7)…The 2-hour, 54-minute match was the longest best-of-three sets final on the ATP World Tour this season...It was the first ATP World Tour final with three tie-breaks and no breaks of serve since 2012 Chennai: Raonic d. Tipsarevic 67 76 76...
On 4 August, saw his eight-match winning streak come to an end in Washington final (l. to del Potro)…Dropped to 7-8 in ATP World Tour finals… Failed in his bid to become the first American to win back-to-back ATP World Tour singles titles since Roddick captured ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Montreal and Cincinnati in August 2003…
Beat Gasquet, Raonic, World No. 1 Djokovic and del Potro (saving one match point) en route to ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati final, the second at this level of his career; lost to Nadal in two TB sets and on 19 August returned to Top 20…On 19 August, withdrew from Winston-Salem due to a hip injury…
Finished year at No. 14 in year-end Emirates ATP Rankings with 39-24 match record after ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris 3R exit (l. to Djokovic)…
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