Young Americans have a lot ability– as well as a lot of work in advance to split the Leading 10 states John Isner.
Asked to analyze the future generation of American males after his 7-6( 5 ), 7-6( 5) triumph over 11th-seeded Felix Auger-Aliassime in Miami today, Isner commended as well as tested young Americans Taylor Fritz, Reilly Opelka, Frances Tiafoe, Tommy Paul as well as Mackenzie McDonald.
“The group of young guys coming up that we all know about right now with Taylor and Frances and Tommy and Reilly, Mackie who I played the other night, there are some very, very good players,” Isner informed the media in Miami. “They have extremely bright futures.
” However I believe the obligation gets on them to maintain doing the appropriate points, since the most effective men on the planet that are their age are very excellent. We understand that.”
The 35-year-old Isner remains the American No. 1 despite the fact he’s playing in just his sixth tournament since the pro circuit resumed last August.
There are seven American men currently ranked in the Top 70: Isner, No. 32 Fritz, No. 41 Opelka, No. 53 Paul, No. 58 Tiafoe, No. 62 Tennys Sandgren and No. 63 Sam Querrey. Former Australian Open junior champion Sebastian Korda, who some coaches believe has the highest upside of any of the young American men, is ranked No. 87 at age 20 and continues his rise in Miami.
Pointing to the fact half of the Top 10-ranked men—Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev and Matteo Berrettini—are age 25-and-under, Isner said Americans ” have a lot of of work to do” to reach that level.
” We are speaking about Medvedev as well as Tsitsipas, the men that are leading 10 on the planet as well as under 25 years of ages,” Isner said. ” So our young men have a lot of work to do, I believe, to attempt to reach that degree. They are quite close. So I do not believe the state of American males’s tennis is regrettable now.”
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