After Five Events Already This Summer, John Isner Wants To Get Away From Tennis!
by Tom Gainey | August 19th, 2015, 4:27 pm

After already playing five of out six weeks since Wimbledon, John Isner is ready to take a break from tennis.

While some players like Roger Federer are playing their first event of the summer, Isner’s already played Newport, Atlanta, Washington, Canada and now Cincinnati, and after losing in the first round yesterday to his friend Sam Querrey, he’s done.

“I have definitely felt better before,” said Isner after the loss. “You know, you put some good weeks together. It can put you in a bit of a deficit, you know, the following week. But regardless, it’s disappointing to lose. I definitely have time to rest up and regroup and get stronger, whatnot now. But, you know, I wish I wasn’t out so early from here.”

Next week, however, is his home event in Winston-Salem North Carolina, where he’s from, but he says he won’t be tempted with the US Open now the goal.

“No. I’m not playing next week,” he said. “I want to get away from tennis for a little bit. I have played a lot of matches, so it’s two weeks away.

“I will take it easy, you know, at night certainly,” he added. “I will be back in the gym tomorrow doing some stuff to try to get stronger or try to get healthier. There is always things can you do. When I say rest, that doesn’t mean sit on the couch, because that does make things worse.”

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8 Comments for After Five Events Already This Summer, John Isner Wants To Get Away From Tennis!

Ben Pronin Says:

Isner makes the same mistake every year and he literally never learns. I think he knows he’s not going to win the US Open but winning Washington or Atlanta is much more likely. So why not?

Looking forward to another third round loss to Kohlschreiber.

chris ford1 Says:

You make more money making the 4th round of the USO than by winning a ATP 250.
But Isner is 30 already, since he went to college for 4 years, so having a few titles before he leaves is important. (Even though Ivo is still playing at 37, Isner, with his knees, cannot count on that.).

RZ Says:

@Ben Pronin – I read today that Kohls is likely to have a seeding at the Open, so Isner may avoid him this year in round 3.

Markus Says:

Oh, it’s not permanently?

Markus Says:

Oh, it’s not permanently?

Gypsy Gal Says:

Hes not the best mover,the most talented,the fittest,and has limited skills as a player,he reminds me alot of footballer Peter Crouch tall and quite clumsy,and shanks alot of balls,that said hes a nice guy with a strong work ethic,a big heart,and isnt frightened of a good scrap,OK hes not Federer,Djokovic,Nadal or Murray,and will most likely never win a GS,but he deserves alot of credit for making the best of the skills he has got,best of luck big John,we are all a bit hard on this guy sometimes….

Sirius Says:

Gypsy Gal,

agree with what you’ve said

Gypsy Gal Says:

Thankyou Sirius,nice for a change that somebody does lol….

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