No. 14 player in the world protected in 2012 WTT Marquee Draft
Valentine’s Day doesn’t bring chocolate or roses to the Boston Lobsters but it bings backÂ John Isner, whoÂ willÂ return for his third consecutive season.
Isner, who only last week beat Roger Federer in a four-set upset in theÂ opening round at the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas in Switzerland, will be retuning to play for the Boston Lobsters again this July.
This was John’s third time as part of the US Davis Cup team that justÂ won a clean sweep over the favored Swiss team.
Said Jim Courier, the United States Captain of the Davis Cup team, after Isner’s performance: “I learned that John can beat anyone at any time because no one has a chance if he plays the way that he plays and serves the wayÂ that he serves unless they play incredible tennis, incredible defensive tennis.”
In addition, John is a wonderful team player and enjoys playing for the Boston Lobsters and the World TeamTennis format that is reminiscent of his days playing on a college team.Â John has played in the WTT league since 2010 and has played exclusively for the Boston Lobsters team each season.
John led his team at the University of Georgia to the NCAA championship in 2007 and still holds the schools record for singles and doubles. Upon graduating from Georgia in 2007 he turned pro and has brought American tennis to new heights ever since.
John rose to fame on the heels of an 11 hour and 5 min. epic match that spanned three days at Wimbledon in 2010.
Since then, John Isner has been a man in demand and his publicity tour beyond the tennis court has included appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America, CNN, and Fox & Friends; and throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Yankees Stadium.
Last summer, Isner made back-to-back appearances at Ferncroft Country Club’s Joan Norton Stadium to help the Lobsters earn wins over the Philadelphia Freedoms and Springfield Lasers. His .556 winning percentage in men’s singles was good for fifth-best overall among marquee players.
John Isner is now No. 14 in the world (a new career high) and the No. 2 player in the United States.
The Boston Lobsters are very proud to be featuring John’s incredible tennis talent on their court again this July.
Stay tuned over the next several weeks as the Boston Lobsters will be sharing exciting plans for the 2012 season that will include an Olympic theme, more players updates, special VIP appearances and the specic match dates in upcoming announcements.
The Boston LobstersÂ are New England’s Pro Tennis Team and part of World TeamTennis (WTT) celebrating its 37th season in 2012.
For more information on the Boston Lobsters go toÂ www.BostonLobsters.net