The very beginning of the season has witnesses many withdrawals from different players. Nadal (ok.. this is coming from far away…), Sharapova, Petkovic and now Isner couldn’t play their opening tournaments.
Now it was time for Big Johny to retire because of a knee injury
Maybe Tendinitis.. or not?
“I don’t necessarily know if it’s tendinitis,” Isner said. “It’s sore and it’s caused me a little bit of trouble and from that I’m not able to really load the right way and I’m not really going for my shots like I should.”
Confident for Australian Open
“My plan now is just to treat it as best I can and see how it reacts. I do know I’ve always been a fast healer when I’ve had little injuries pop up here and there, so I’m confident I’m going to be fine for the Australian Open.”
“It’s not a great way to start the year but I’d rather it happen this week than in two weeks (alias at the Australian Open),” he commented.
The withsrawal has been so sudden tha the organizers were unable to find an Americal Replacement to call a talented Australian junior (Thanasi Kokkinakis) that is going to play an exhibition match with Verdasco and mix doubles with Venus.
Good luck Big Johny… Hope to see you in Melbourne
Here the highlights of Isner match against Tsonga