This is Isner’s fourth Laver Cup appearance. he has proven to be a versatile and important Team World member, boasting an unblemished doubles record in the event and memorably scored a singles win against world No.1 Rafael Nadal during the inaugural edition. The accomplished American holds the record for being the tallest top-10 player ever and has served the second most aces in ATP Tour history, with his tally exceeding 13,000.
The son of a builder and real estate agent, Isner started playing tennis when he was nine. A talented basketballer, he opted to focus on tennis when he was 16 and played college tennis for the University of Georgia before turning pro. He and his wife Madison, who he married in December 2017, have a daughter Hunter born in September 2018 and a son, John Hobbs, born in October 2019. He launched the Isner Family Foundation in 2019 to fundraise for Dallas hospitals and also supports a cancer center where his mother, Karen, was successfully treated.
Isner hit his strides during the 2021 North American hardcourt swing, winning his 16th ATP Tour title and advancing to his first ATP 1000 semifinals in more than two years in Toronto. He won his first ATP Masters 1000 title in Miami in 2018, becoming the oldest first-time winner at that level. He returned to the final in 2019, but missed the following clay court swing with a foot injury. The American has won 14 of his 16 ATP singles titles on home soil, and finished inside the year-end top 30 for the past 11 seasons.
2021 Season Highlights
Semifinals: Toronto, Los Cabos
Quarterfinals: Madrid, Delray Beach