John Isner discusses experience of playing Roger Federer



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John Isner discusses experience of playing Roger Federer

John Isner reveals playing Roger Federer has been the coolest experience for him. Isner has played Federer 10 times on the Tour level and Federer owns a dominant 8-2 record against Isner. Isner stunned Federer in a Davis Cup match in 2012, before beating him again at the Paris Masters in 2015.

Federer has won the last three meetings between the two. Federer and Isner last clashed against each other at the Laver Cup in 2019. "Playing against Roger has been the coolest because when you see your name on the schedule you know you're going to be on the big court which will be absolutely packed.

It is also an incredible opportunity to go out there and try to be the greatest player of all time. I played him 12 times, and was able to beat him twice. The moment when you step on the court against Federer, it's just a little different," Isner said.

Dmitry Tursunov on Federer's Grand Slam chances

Former Russian tennis player Tursunov believes Novak Djokovic will win more Grand Slams, while he can't say the same for Federer.

"I find it hard to assume that Novak won't win another Grand Slam. Roger has very little chance of winning another Major, given his age, style of play and condition. Rafa's game is too energy intensive, he plays every match like it's the last.

Considering his age and health, this is a disadvantage. Although over the years he changed his game: he became more aggressive, stopped going too far behind the back line. The three complement each other. Djokovic has become such a strong player thanks to Federer and Nadal.

He tried to find ways to surpass them, and he relied on physical preparation," Tursunov told Russian site Vedomostisport, as revealed on We Love Tennis. Federer will miss the Australian Open and French Open, while Wimbledon is in doubt.