John Isner is Georgia's first Olympian in men's tennis.
July 26, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. --- John Isner – the University of Georgia’s all-time record holder for singles and doubles victories in men’s tennis – is set for competition at his first Olympics and will represent the United States beginning Sat., July 28. Action will be held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, the home of Wimbledon.
Isner will take on Belgium’s Olivier in the first round of the singles 64-player draw, while teaming with Andy Roddick in the 32-team doubles draw taking on Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares of Brazil. First round action in both begins at 6:30 a.m. ET Saturday. Isner is Georgia’s first Olympian in men’s tennis and joins 25 other current or former Bulldogs in competition in the Summer Games.
The draw for mixed doubles will be released on Tues., July 31.
Currently ranked No. 11 in the world in singles, Isner has already posted victories over a pair of current or former No. 1 players this year, defeating Roger Federer in Davis Cup action in February before taking down top-ranked Novak Djokovic at the Masters 1000 at Indian Wells in March. Most recently, Isner reached the finals of the BB&T Atlanta Open just days after claiming his fourth career ATP title at the Hall of Fame Championships in Newport, R.I., on July 15.
Isner was an All-American for the Bulldogs from 2004-07 and helped Georgia to the 2007 NCAA championship.
Tennis action continues at the Olympics through Aug. 5.