John Isner, former Georgia tennis star, plays final match of ATP career
John Isner has played his final match of his ATP.
The former Georgia tennis star was eliminated from the US Open Thursday in a 5-set loss to Michael Mmoh.
Isner, known for his prolific serves, retires with 16 career ATP Titles, a Grand Slam semifinal appearance (2018 Wimbledon) and is the ATP’s all-time aces leader (14,470) since stat was first tracked in 1991. He was the top-ranked American man for 8 seasons throughout his career.
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While he would have liked to end his career on a win, the US Open match was the perfect environment to finish his career.
“This is why I worked as hard as I have my whole life, to play in atmospheres like this,” Isner said following the match. “Of course I may not win them all, as we know, just like today. But to play in this crowd, in front of this crowd, and have the support I had was pretty special.”
While playing for Georgia, Isner achieved an NCAA doubles title in 2005 along with a team title in 2007 before going pro.