John Isner and Donald Young are the two Americans left in the fourth round of the US Open. In the pre-quarterfinals, John Isner has his work cut out as he faces the no.2 seed Roger Federer.
Isner spoke to the media after his win over Jiri Vesely, who retired in the third set after Isner claiming the first two sets.
I think he has one of the best returns in the World” said the No.1 ranked American on the ATP World Tour.
“Roger has that chip return that no one else on the tour has. I mean, that is a shot that gives him points. From that, his talent and skills and everything else just takes over” explained Isner in detail.
“As Roger gets older he seems to keep getting even better. It is unbelievable and impressing what he has managed to achieve and what he continues to do. He is playing at a very high level right now. He had the win in Cincinnati and has been doing very well here at the Open in the first three rounds”.
The big-serving American also spoke about Serena Williams who is chasing her calendar grand slam title.
Isner compared Serena to Roger.
“I think Serena is, she certainly is the biggest figure in women’s tennis, women’s athletics, period. She really is a superstar all across the World, as is Federer. Roger is not World No.1, but he is our biggest draw. So I think you can compare the two”
Speaking of these two players, John goes further, explaining why he believes the word GOAT belongs to both Serena and Roger.
“These two, Roger and Serena, are different stories from anyone else. They are the GOAT, the greatest players of all time, to me. It is not surprising to see them doing so well in their mid-30s” concluded John.