John Isner ends his career after the US Open

American tennis player John Isner announced that he will end his professional career after the upcoming US Open, the last Grand Slam of the season.

“After more than 17 years on the ATP tour, it’s time to say goodbye to professional tennis. The US Open will be my last tournament,” Isner wrote on social network X, formerly Twitter.

The American is best known for playing the longest match on the ATP tour in 2010 against Frenchman Nicolas Mau.

The duel at Wimbledon lasted 11 hours and five minutes, was played over three days, and ended with Isner’s victory with the score of 6:4, 3:6, 6:7 (9), 7:6 (3), 70:68.

70:68 is a basketball score,” laughed Isner, adding that he will never forget that score.

Isner made the quarterfinals of the US Open twice, in 2011 and 2018, and is also the top server on the ATP Tour with 14,411 aces.

In his career, the 2.10 meter tall player won 16 titles, 14 of which were in the USA, including the Masters in Miami five years ago.

“This change will not be easy,” said the former number eight tennis player in the world.

The US Open is played from August 28 to September 10.

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