Last Wednesday (23), through a statement on social networks and official websites, John Isner announced that he will retire after the completion of the US Open, which began this week and will end on September 10, in New York. The player is known to have performed an 11-hour tennis match over three days.
“It’s time to tie them up one last time. I can’t think of a better way out than competing in New York. I’ve played at the US Open in each of the 17 years of my career and I’m looking forward to playing my last game in front of American fans at Flushing Meadows”, said the player.
The player stated that his new routine will be a challenging period, but that he intends to face it in the best way by spending more time with his four children, his wife and his parents, who have always encouraged him since he was a child in competitions and tournaments around the world.
“I’m not going to sit here and pretend this transition will be easy, because it won’t be. For most of these past 20 years, all I’ve really known is tennis. Waking up every morning with the goal of becoming a better player is something I’ve always been immensely proud of and now I’ll have to channel my energy elsewhere. It’s a challenge I’m looking forward to,” said John Isner.
With a brilliant trajectory, the athlete is recognized for his serve that earned him 16 titles, records in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), in addition to having achieved the best classification of his career with 8th place after the semifinals of Wimbledon in 2018 and having competed at the London Olympics in 2012.