John Isner Bio


  • 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.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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