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.
I’m generally regarded as somewhat of a prankster. I’ve gotten some of my good friends with some pretty good pranks, in my opinion. I’ve also been the recipient of some pretty heinous pranks as well. One in particular, my buddy James Blake, he’s another tennis player, we used to live in the same neighborhood in Florida and I knew where his hide-a-key was and he knew where my hide-a-key was, he knew my garage code, I knew his garage code, he knew where my car keys were, so we were good friends like that.
I was coming back from a tournament and he thought it’d be a good idea to open up my sun roof and completely fill my car with packing peanuts. And I have a pretty big car because I’m a very big guy and I legitimately had a full SUV filled with packing peanuts and all thanks to James Blake, which took me 5-6 hours to get rid of. I actually still owe him for that, and pay back is going to be hell.
Cinematography: Danny Vecchione
2nd Camera: Danielle Calodney
Edited by: Jeremy Brunjes & Joshua Hume
Interviewed by Laura Lehmann
Produced by: Batsheva Lazarus & Laura Lehmann