After a successful run at the Miami Open 2019, where the big server, John Isner reached the finals in Florida. On his way to the second consecutive Miami finals, John Isner broke and set up few records in the American tennis history and he was revered for not dropping a set in the tournament until the finals and holding a 9-0 streak in the tiebreakers.
However, his fruitful performance in the tournament culminated in a melancholic fashion when he was broken thrice by the eventual champion, Roger Federer in the premiere set and the World Number ten skyscraper happen to drop his first set of the tournament. Besides his 6-1, 6-4 loss, John Isner was injured in the second set and it became difficult for him to move on the court towards the end of the match.
After experiencing triple breaks in the first set, the 33-year-old American could manage to rally back in the second. However, by 5-4 Isner was limping on the court and looking forward to finishing the match. Apparently, John Isner is suffering from a stress fracture which is due to the injury during the Miami Open 2019 finals. Tentatively he would miss four to six weeks on the ATP tour.
Word from John Isner camp is that it appears he did suffer a stress fracture in his left foot during Miami Open final against Federer. More definitive test results forthcoming but could miss 4 to 6 weeks. If so, quite a pity for a big man back in excellent form (6th in the race)
— Christopher Clarey (@christophclarey) April 2, 2019
“No, I have never had anything like this before, ever,” he added in the press conference at Miami. “I have been very fortunate. I have stayed healthy throughout my career. Something happened today. In the first five games, I was fine. Nothing was bothering me. Then, you know, this weird pain on the top of my foot, we’ll see what is. It wasn’t like a certain point, either. I just started feeling something, and it just kept getting a little worse, getting worse and worse as the match went on. I mean, I have never had a broken foot, but that’s what I would imagine it would feel like.”
John Isner was scheduled to the U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship in Houston but due to his current situation, he is expected to be sidelined for a few weeks from now.