The famous tennis player and former doubles partner of Hubert Hurkacz, John Isner, has already played the last match in his professional career. After losing the US Open, he ended his tennis adventure. There were tears on the court.
This scenario has been talked about for a long time, but now it has become a fact. After many long years, John Isner decided to hang up his racket. The 38-year-old American played his last match in this year’s US Open, facing Michael Mmoh. After the fight ended, he gave a short but peculiar interview. He then revealed how he would like to be remembered.
John Isner revealed how he would like to be remembered
As you can easily guess, the American lost against his compatriot in the second round. Their match lasted four hours, and the fans could enjoy the rivalry of their compatriots for five sets. In the first two, Hubert Hurkacz’s former doubles partner turned out to be better, winning 6:3 and 6:4. Then, however, Mmoh came to the fore and first won the tie-break 7-3, then tied the sets with a 6-4 triumph, and finally won the next tie-break 10-7, thus ending Isner’s career.
– What legacy do I leave behind? I don’t know. Above all, I would like to be remembered by my colleagues as someone who was easy to get along with off the court. I think I made great friendships with both older players, peers and younger colleagues, said Isner in an interview he gave moments after the match.
John Isner has had many successes in his career
After the last action, his opponent, Michael Mmoh, also paid him respect. – I would like to say a huge congratulations to John, who has had a great career. This is obviously a special moment. I appreciate everything he has achieved over the last 20 years. He was in the top 20 of the ATP rankings for 10 years in a row, and that’s not something that comes easy, said Isner’s compatriot.
During his long career, the American achieved many successes. His CV includes 31 ATP tournament finals (of various levels), 16 of which he won. His last triumph was in 2021 in Atlanta. Additionally, he won 8 doubles competitions, including one with Hubert Hurkacz – in 2022 in Miami. He did slightly worse in the Grand Slams, where he reached the US Open quarterfinals twice (2011 and 2018), and once played in the Wimbledon semifinals (2018).