John Isner Biography

John Isner

Quick Facts About John Isner

Celebrated Name John Isner
Age 36 Years
Nick Name John Isner
Birth Name John Isner
Birth Date 1985-04-26
Gender Male
Profession Tennis Player

John Robert Isner, professionally known as John Isner is an American professional tennis player. Having turned professional in 2007, Isner reached the career-high ranking of No. 8 in July 2018 after reaching the semifinals of the 2018 Wimbledon. He held the no. 1 American tennis player for 5 years. As of 2021, he has won 15 titles in singles and 5 titles in doubles and reached the semifinals at Wimbledon in 2018, the farthest in any Grand Slam tournament. To date, he has won 14 ATP Tour titles and won his first Masters title at the Miami Open in 2018. In his long career, he holds several records including the record for hitting the ATP's fastest "official" serve ever at 157.2 mph in 2016.  

What is John Isner Famous For?

  • Popular American tennis player. 
  • Held No. 1 position amongst American tennis players for multiple years. 

John Isner mother

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Where is John Isner From?

John Isner was born on 26 April 1985. His birth name is John Robert Isner. His birth place is in Greensboro, North Carolina in the United States. He holds an American nationality. He has two older siblings. 

Regarding his educational background, he attended Walter Hines Page Senior High School. After high school, he attended the University of Georgia. He graduated majoring in speech communication. 

John Isner Career

  • John Isner turned professional in 2007. 
  • He won his first tournament, the USA F14 Futures. 
  • He then won the Lexington Challenger and reached the ranking to no. 416 in a month. 
  • He lost to Andy Roddick in the Legg Mason Tennis Classic final. The result improved his ranking to no. 192 and earned him wildcard entries into three more ATP tournaments. 
  • He made his US Open debut in 2007 where he was defeated by eventual champion Roger Federer in the third round. His rank improved to no. 144. 
  • He finished the 2007 season at no. 107 in ranking. 
  • He recorded his first Top 100 ranking after he reached the quarterfinal at an ATP event in February 2008. He moved to rank 93. 
  • In his debut Wimbledon appearance, he lost in the first round. 
  • He ended the 2008 season at no. 144. 
  • He won the United States Tennis Association's wildcard tournament and received a wildcard into the 2009 Australian Open. He lost in the first round.

John Isner ATP

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  • He recorded his first Top 10 victory against then-no. 9 Gael Monfils at the 2009 Indian Wells Masters. He also defeated former world no. 1, Marat Safin, in the same tournament. 
  • He qualified for the French Open in 2009. However, he had to withdraw from the tournament after being diagnosed with mononucleosis. He missed Wimbledon as well. 
  • He moved to the career-high ranking of no. 55 after he reached the semifinals of the ATP World Tour 500 event in August 2009. 
  • He reached the fourth round of the 2009 US Open moving his rank to career-high no. 39. 
  • He finished the year 2009 at a career-high ranking of no. 34. 
  • He was voted the ATP Most Improved Player for 2009. 
  • He won his first ATP tour title the 2010 Heineken Open defeating Arnaud Clement. 
  • He entered the top 30 rankings for the first time in his career and became the second-highest-ranked American. 
  • Isner teamed up with Sam Querrey to win the 2010 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships. He had reached the single finals where he lost to Querrey.
  • He moved into the top 20 for the first time in his career.
  • He made his Davis Cup debut in 2010. Team USA lost to Serbia. 
  • Isner and Querrey reached the finals at the U.S. Men's Claycourt Championship in 2010. The result moved his doubles ranking to the top 30 for the first time.
  • He reached the first clay-court final of his career, the 2010 Serbian Open. He lost to Querrey. 
  • He moved his ranking to a career-high no. 19. 
  • Isner's first-round victory against Nicolas Mahut in the 2010 Wimbledon became the longest match in tennis history. The match was played for a total of 11 hours and 5 minutes over the course of three days. He won 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68.
  • He reached the career-high ranking of no. 18.
  • He lost the 2010 Atlanta Tennis Championships final to Mardy Fish. 
  • He suffered ligament damage to his right ankle during his 2010 Cincinnati Masters match against David Nalbandian. 
  • He was part of the United States team that defeated Colombia in the 2011 Davis Cup. 
  • Isner teamed up with Bethanie Mattek-Sands to win the mixed doubles Hopman Cup in 2011. 
  • He reached his first grass-court final at the 2011 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. He defeated Olivier Rochus in the final to win the event. 
  • He lost the 2011 Atlanta Tennis Championships final to Gael Monfils. 
  • He then won the Winston-Salem Open defeating Julien Benneteau in the final. 
  • He reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the 2011 US Open, where he was defeated by Andy Murray.
  • He finished 2011 at no. 18 in rankings.
  • He defeated Roger Federer and helped the United States to defeat Switzerland in the 2012 Davis Cup. Team US defeated France in the quarterfinals. 
  • He reached both singles and doubles final at the 2012 Indian Wells Masters. 
  • He showcased the second-longest-ever Roland Garros match at the 2012 French Open against Paul-Henri Mathieu. He lost 6-7, 6-4, 3-6, 18-16 in a 5 hour and 51 minutes match.
  • He won the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships for the second consecutive year in 2012. 
  • He won the 2012 Winston-Salem Open defeating Tomas Berdych in the final.
  • He missed 2013 Australian Open due to a bone bruise in his right knee. 
  • He won his sixth ATP title and first on clay, the 2013 US Men's Clay Court Championships defeating Nicolas Almagro in the final. 
  • He retired from 2013 Wimbledon after suffering an injury in his second-round match against Adrian Mannarino. 
  • He won his second title of the year and his first in Atlanta in July 2013. His final match against Kevin Anderson is billed as the tallest final in ATP history. 
  • He reached the final in Cincinnati in 2014. He also reached the final in Washington. 
  • He won the 2014 Heineken Open defeating Lu Yen-Hsun in the final. 
  • He was defeated by Novak Djokovic in the semifinal of the 2014 Indian Wells. 
  • He won his 9th ATP Tour title in Atlanta defeating Dudi Sela in the final. 
  • He reached the semifinals at the 2015 Australian Open.
  • He won his 10th ATP Tour title and third in a row in Atlanta in July 2015. 
  • He finished the 2015 year at no. 11. 
  • He reached his fourth consecutive final at the Atlanta Open in 2016. He lost to Nick Kyrgios in the final. 
  • He skipped the 2016 Summer Olympics to focus on hardcourt tournaments of the US Open Series.
  • Isner won his second Masters doubles title and fourth overall doubles title at the 2016 Shanghai Masters. 
  • He remained no. 1 American for the fifth consecutive year. 
  • He became titleless in singles for the first time since 2009 when he lost to Andy Murray in the 2016 BNP Paribas Masters. 

John Isner Masters

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  • In 2017, he won the Atlanta BB&T Open. 
  • Isner and his partner Jack Sock defeated the Bryan Brothers to win the 2018 Indian Wells doubles title. 
  • He won his first Masters 1000 title, the 2016 Miami Open defeating Alexander Zverev in the final.
  • With the win, he reached a career-high ranking of world no. 9.
  • He reached the semifinal of Wimbledon, the first Grand Slam semifinal of his career in 2018. He lost to Kevin Anderson in the semifinal. 
  • His match against Anderson became the fourth-longest match in history and the second-longest at a Grand Slam tournament at 6 hours and 36 minutes. 
  • He won the 2018 Atlanta Open defeating Ryan Harrison in the final. 
  • He lost the 2019 Miami Open final to Roger Federer. 
  • He moved out of the top 30 for the first time in 10 years in 2021. 

John Isner family

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Who is John Isner Wife?

John Isner is a married man. The American tennis player Isner is married to Madison McKinley. His wife Madison is a jewelry designer. The couple got married on 2 December 2017. They share two children together. 

How Tall is John Isner?

John Isner stands at a height of 2.08 m i.e. 6 feet and 10 inches tall. He is the third-tallest tennis player on tour. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is brown and his hair color is dark brown. His sexual orientation is straight.

What are John Isner Career Earnings and Net Worth?

John Isner earns from his professional career as a tennis player. He turned professional in 2007 and has won numerous titles to date. His income comes from prize money, contracts, sponsorships, and endorsements. As of 2021, he has won nearly $19.5 million in prize money from his professional tennis career. Besides the prize money, he also earns from endorsements and sponsorships. He was previously sponsored by Lacoste and Prince. He switched to FILA in 2016 and uses the brand's attire and rackets. 

Did You Know?

  • He plays right-handed.
  • His first coach was Craig Boynton.
  • He is the tenth American to win the ATP Most Improved Player Award.
  • He donated $5000 of his 2010 Heineken Open prize money to aid rescue action for the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
  • Under coach Mike Sell, Isner defeated Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and David Nalbandian.
  • Since 2018, he is coached by Rene Moller and David Macpherson.