Isner is currently the highest-ranked American male tennis player for the fourth straight season on the ATP World Tour. He turned pro in 2007 and has amassed 10 ATP singles titles and three doubles titles. John achieved a career-high ranking of #9 in 2012. Isner is known for having one of the fastest and most powerful serves in the game. He currently ranks 10th for the most aces in the history of the ATP. Isner also played the longest match in tennis history, at Wimbledon in 2010.
Began playing tennis at age 9. Full name is John Robert Isner. Father, Robert, is a builder; mother Karen, is a real estate agent. Two older brothers, Jordan and Nathan. Set school record for singles and doubles wins as 4-year All-American at Univ. of Georgia (2004-07). Reached 2007 NCAA singles final (l. to Virginia’s Devvarman), won doubles/team titles. Hobbies include fishing, playing poker, golf and basketball and watching ESPN. A big fan of Carolina Panthers (NFL) and Univ. of Georgia football. Idol was former NBA star Karl Malone. Played basketball until 9th grade and was 6’3” (1.90m) before growing 5 inches at around age 16. Says if he wasn’t a tennis player, he would probably be a basketball player. Favourite TV show is “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. Considers hard court as favourite surface and his forehand and serve as strengths. Member of the ATP Player Council from June 2014-16. Voted ATP Most Improved Player of the Year in 2009. Fitness trainer is Kyle Morgan and chiropractor is Clint Cordial.
Residence: Tampa, Florida, USA
Date of Birth: 26 April 1985
Birthplace: Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Height: 6' 10" (208 cm)
Weight: 238 lbs (108 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (2007)