John Isner, Andy Roddick, and Other American Tennis Stars Engage in Hilarious Twitter Banter

Published 08/06/2021, 1:10 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 21: In town for the US Open, Andy Roddick walks the red carpet at the IHG “Legends, Unmatched” soiree at the Kimpton Hotel Eventi on August 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for IHG Hotels & Resorts)


The endless tennis entertainment continues despite the end of the grand event, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Moving on from the Summer Games into the hard-court slams, fans relish the non-stop action. However, as current stars grace the courts with one too many classic displays, former tennis enthusiasts take charge of the banter off the court; in particular, Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish and John Isner.

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Hard-court specialist, Mardy Fish, took to Twitter, to find answers to the current ‘world’ debate. Fighting against mixed opinions of a recently crowned champion, against him was American International, John Isner.

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As the two hopped onto the social media bandwagon, several other tennis stars, both past and present, joined the sporting greats. However, a definite answer still awaits the biggest question in sport, which sub is the sub of all?

“First time in my life I’ve been mad at Kim”- Andy Roddick

In a tweet both hilarious and ironic, Mardy Fish took to Twitter, announcing his fallout with John Isner. Giving it the democratic touch, he asked the followers to settle a debate for the two; which sub is better? Posing the question, he wrote, “In a full-blown argument with John Isner. Which sub is better? Jersey Mikes or Firehouse? 

The poll sent Twitter fans into a frenzy as comments kept pouring in. Notably, many stars joined the duo in solving the mysterious question. Former singles and doubles World No. 1, Kim Clijsters was among the few who were quick to respond. However, as she made the ‘difficult’ choice, the officials disagreed with her answer.

Retired Tennis star and fellow American, Andy Roddick, was also pretty disappointed with Kim’s answer. He said, “First time in my life I’ve been mad at Kim.”

However, explaining the true meaning of American brotherhood, young tennis athlete, Taylor Fritz, spoke up in support of Kim. However, officials shushed him down as well.

Finally, someone spoke in favor of Mardy and as a result, was upheld for the same. Retired Australian player, Rennae Stubbs OLY made her pick, and it was a smart one indeed.

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Decision time as John Isner makes his pick

Just recently, John Isner won his 6th title at the ATP Atlanta, USA. Hence, he was undoubtedly the favorite to win yet again.

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However, Mardy’s legacy, influence, and clearly, Twitter threatening, could make fans change their answers. Regardless, John stood his ground and is confident he will emerge victorious in the ‘best sub’ tournament.

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As the fun continues, it is indeed a delight to see tennis stars both past and present, entertain their fans even away from the court. As the world continues to live in the grim of tough times, courtesy of the pandemic, the stars should be credited for delivering laughs and bringing ease to fans all around.

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Melroy Fernandes

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Melroy Joseph Fernandes is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. A Mass Media graduate, Melroy has been a content writer for the past 6 years, curating stories for several brands, starting from his own. At the age of 17, Melroy began his writing Journey with Team BIB, an event management company for everything Art and Entertainment.

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