Tennis was left without the ‘gunboat’ and protagonist of the longest match in history

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“After 17+ years on the ATP Tour, it’s time to say goodbye to professional tennis. It won’t be an easy transition, but I look forward to being with my amazing family every second. The US Open will be my last event.” This is the message of a man with a family, of four children born from his relationship with his wife, Madison.

Also the statement of the greatest ‘gunboat’ in the history of the ATP Tour, who at the age of 38 decided to hang up his racket after his last participation in the US Open, which will be held in New York from August 28 to September 10.

From his 208-centimeter-tall stand, john isner he said goodbye with a faster serve at 253 km/h. and also tops the historical list of ‘aces’. Add 14,411 in 770 games, an average close to 19 ‘aces’. Although his highest record for an individual is the 113 he accumulated in the longest game in history.

isner the French were defeated Nicolas Mahout 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (3), 70-68 in 11 hours and 6 minutes on court 18 at Wimbledon, where there is a commemorative plaque from the memorable match in the first round of Wimbledon 2010.

He is top-10 in the world, eighth place is his best position in the ATP ranking, as of July 2018. He has lifted 16 trophies in 31 finals. Most importantly, the Masters 1000 ATP in Miami. In 2018, the course where he made the semifinals at Wimbledon, was eliminated by the South African Kevin Anderson in another marathon, 6h.36′.

Fearing his serve, he won 488 games, lost 316. He earned $22 million in tournaments. You can tell from your record that there are already wins Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

He bid farewell to the US Open, where he reached the quarterfinals in 2011 and 2018. This season he has a negative balance (8-13), which is reflected in the drop in ranking: 158th.

Source: La Verdad

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