John Isner is a tennis player competing at the 2012 London Summer Olympics for the USA.

John Isner's goal for the past few years has been to break in to the top 10 in ATP world rankings and stay there. He's said "(I) don't ever look at the rankings. If it comes, it comes." And come it did on March 19, 2012. Isner fired 20 aces, including one at 135-mph on his fourth match point, to beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the BNP Paribas Open semifinals. It was this victory that guaranteed he would break into the top 10 for the first time.Earlier in the year, he beat world number three Roger Federer in Switzerland in the Davis Cup first round to help propel the U.S. team to victory over the Swiss.

It was the match that would not end. Officially clocked at 11 hours, 5 minutes spread over three days, Isner won the longest match in tennis history at the 2010 Wimbledon Tennis & Lawn Championships. Isner's 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68 victory was merely a first-round match between two relatively unheralded players. Yet it will be remembered, not because of the stakes or the quality of play, but because of all the math involved.

At the Indian Wells tournament, Isner pulled off a major upset by defeating ninth seed Gaël Monfils. This was Isner's first win over a top-10 player. One day before leaving for Roland Garros (he received a wild card), Isner was diagnosed with mononucleosis and didn't hit a ball for 40. Isner ended the year as the number three American, ranked a career-high no. 34 in the world, finishing in the top 50 for the first time.

Isner began playing tennis at age nine at the Carolina Tennis Academy. After graduating from the Walter Hines Page Senior High School, he attended the University of Georgia, where he played for four years. He earned All-American honors each season from 2004-2007 and is the school's all-time leader in singles and doubles wins. In May 2007, after leading his beloved school to an NCAA team title, he reached the singles final, losing to Virginia's Somdev Devvarman in a third set tie-break, and captured the doubles title in front of his home crowd in Athens.

He played basketball until ninth grade and was 6-3 (1.90m) before growing five inches at around age 16. If he wasn't a tennis player, he would probably be a basketball player. Hobbies include playing poker, golf, basketball and watching ESPN. He considers hard courts as his favorite surface and his forehand and serve as strengths.


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Age: 32 years old
Birthday: April 26, 1985
Height: 6' 9"
Weight: 245 lbs.
Full Name / Real Name: John Robert Isner
Birthplace: Greensboro, NC
Current Residence: Tampa, FL

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