Professional Tennis Player
John Isner didn't let a "tall, goofy" build deter him from pro dreams. Knowing he did not want to get a normal job after college, Isner pushed himself in his sport until he was good enough to go pro. In this interview, Isner opens up about starting a sport years behind his peers and how he's catching up.
A Native of Greensboro, North Carolina, John Isner is a professional American tennis player who at 27 achieved his career-high singles ranking of world no. 9. John is currently the highest-ranked male American tennis player. He is widely considered one of the greatest servers in tennis.
John is the only top 20 tennis player to have attended a four-year college. He led the University Georgia tennis team to an NCAA team title and earned All-American honors each season.
He also played the then 10th longest singles match – a 5 hour 41 minute encounter in the second round of the 2012 French Open.