Andy Roddick reacts to John Isner retiring after US Open

Just like Roddick 11 years ago, Isner set to end his career at the US Open.

by Dzevad Mesic
Andy Roddick reacts to John Isner retiring after US Open
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Andy Roddick congratulated John Isner on "a great run" and expressed hope to see the 38-year-old American doing well in his final tournament at the US Open. Isner, a former world No 8, announced this week his plans to retire after this year's US Open.

"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 this week. Reacting to Isner's announcement, Roddick wrote: "Love ya big guy. Give ‘em hell next week. Don’t forget to take all of the looks around. Congrats on a great run.

See you on the other side @JohnIsner."

Roddick hopes Isner does well in his final US Open

Isner, who turned 38 in April, became a father for the fourth time in his life this year.

Off the court, the Isner family is expanding and doing well. But on the court, this year hasn't been easy for Isner, who has struggled with injuries. A month ago, Isner indicated the US Open might be his final tournament. "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 a month ago. In the US Open first round, Isner will meet world No 93 Facundo Diaz Acosta.

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