Social media can become an insidious swamp in a period like this: it is happening to many stars of the Game, such as Kiki Bertens, who criticized Novak Djokovic, or for the quarrels between Nick Kyrgios, Alexander Zverev and Boris Becker.
Social media users are concerned about the pandemic, and John Isner responded to a provocation. In fact, to a user who pointed out to him how the pandemic is still very worrying in the USA, the American said: "You coronabros can stay in your basement all you want.
I choose to live my life and play / promote the sport I love in a safe manner." Isner then attempted to fix the situation, addressing the concerns of several other users. Perhaps making a second mistake, Isner pointed out that the Black Lives Metter protests of the past few weeks in the USA have brought together many people in a small space, and that no one has condemned them despite the fact that they could represent a health risk: "I am in favor of the protests and also the fact that 400 fans can watch tennis at a distance of two meters from each other.
Think how foolish they are."
Inser crtiticized Twitter and an American journalist
Eventually the American decided to criticize both Twitter and an American journalist: "it's too difficult to have an honest debate here.
I'm exhausted. Ben (Ben Rothenberg - ed.), Your concerns are valid, but, as someone who covers our sport for a living it would be nice if you would be supportive of WTT and Atlanta with their efforts to put on safe events instead of posting spooky headlines like this one that are factually incorrect.
" Isner will play the All-American Team Cup from 3 July to 5 July, an American tennis event reserved for the top eight US players. They will play in Atlanta, Georgia, but the most relevant news concerns the presence of the fans.
It will be the first tennis event open to the crowd since the outbreak of the global pandemic. In addition to Isner there will also be Sam Querrey, Frances Tiafoe, Tennys Sandgren, Tommy Paul, Taylor Fritz, Steve Johnson and Reilly Opelka.
It could be a general rehearsal for the USA to test tennis in view of the official resumption of competitions, which will take place in mid-August at the City Open in Washington. Then the tour will move to New York for the Western and Southern Open and for the US Open.
It will also be an opportunity to forget all the problems that occurred during Adria Tour, with the infection of Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena, Goran Ivanisevic, Borna Coric, Vikotor Troicki and Grigor Dimitrov.
You coronabros can stay in your basement all you want.
I choose to live my life and play/promote the sport I love in a safe manner. — John Isner (@JohnIsner) July 1, 2020