“Privilege to Get My A** Kicked by Them”: John Isner Pays Tribute to the Bryan Brothers

Published 08/27/2020, 12:28 PM EDT


The Bryan Brothers are one of the greatest doubles’ pair to have ever played tennis. Together, they won a record 16 Grand Slam titles and have also held the World No. 1 for an astounding 438 weeks. Fans have loved watching them play, something they won’t be doing any longer. Recently, the brothers announced their retirement which led certain players to reminisce the times they played with this star duo. John Isner is one of them.

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John Isner Honors the Bryan Brothers

After hearing of their retirement, John Isner tweeted about the Bryan Brothers. He has had the opportunity to play against them with different partners, something he referred to in his tweet. He said, The GOAT(emoji) team and there’s not a close second. Honor and a privilege to get my a** kicked, with various partners, by them FOURTEEN times.”

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The 🐐 team and there’s not a close second. Honor and a privilege to get my ass kicked, with various partners, by them FOURTEEN times https://t.co/ztzRBo9Ezx

— John Isner (@JohnIsner) August 27, 2020

The Bryan Brothers’ retirement came as a bit of surprise especially since the US Open is starting very soon. It would have been amazing for them to win one final Slam before they called it quits. Nevertheless, everybody seems to have respected their decision.

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Other players like John Isner are going to be training for the event that begins on August 31. The American has got some time now to prepare as he lost to Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Western & Southern Open in a very close match. He was playing very well and he wants to carry that into the US Open with him, where he stands a good chance of winning.

This year’s edition of the US Open is the first to not feature Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Their absence has opened the doors for other players to win the title. Like any other player, Isner recognizes this opportunity and he will want to make the most of it.

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