John Isner, 38, announces he is playing his final tournament at US Open

Isner set to retire from pro tennis after the US Open.

by Dzevad Mesic
John Isner, 38, announces he is playing his final tournament at US Open
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Former world No 8 John Isner has announced that this year's US Open will be the final tournament of his career. Isner, 38, is just 8-13 this season and he has plummeted to No 158 in the world. Earlier this year, Isner became a father for the fourth time and he admitted that tennis wasn't his main priority in life anymore.

Considering the circumstances, the general belief was that Isner was playing his final year on the Tour. Now, it's confirmed by Isner himself that his career is coming to an end. "After 17+ years on the ⁦@atptour⁩, it’s time to say goodbye to professional tennis.

This transition won’t be easy but I’m looking forward to every second of it with my amazing family. The ⁦@usopen⁩ will be my final event. Time to lace ‘em up one last time," Isner announced on X.

Isner hinted a month ago retiring at the US Open was a possibility

In February, Isner reached the final at an ATP 250 event in Dallas.

Then, Isner lost his next seven matches. In July, Isner's clinched his first win since February as he made the Newport semifinal before losing to Alex Michelsen. After concluding his Newport campaign, Isner hinted retiring at the US Open was a possibility.

"I maybe turned a corner last week [in Newport], but my body physically this year hasn't allowed me to train the way I want to train, and because of that my results have been subpar to the standards that I've held myself to for the longest time now.

I'm in a situation that not many players are in, where tennis is not my priority right now. Of course, I want to do well, but family always comes first. They went to Australia and they went to London and I think they’ll come to Cincinnati.

They'll certainly come to New York if I decide that it could be my last tournament," Isner said. After a strong Newport run, Isner reached the Los Cabos round-of-16 and picked up first-round losses in Atlanta and Cincinnati.

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