John Isner: I don’t want to retire soon

World No. 39 John Isner believes he could win it all in Los Cabos this week. 

Isner, seeded at No. 2, has a first round bye in Los Cabos. 

“I can win the tournament but I haven’t played much since we stopped last year. It’s good to come back but with my family, who are the most important thing, I hope to do well,” Isner said, per the tournament’s Twitter account. 

Isner, 36, is set to make his debut appearance on the hard courts of Los Cabos. 

“I have never played here but it is very similar with Acapulco because of how beautiful it is,” Isner claimed. 

Isner is looking forward to playing in Los Cabos. 

“The people are very hospitable, they make me feel very good,” Isner said. 

Isner confident in his abilities 

In 2018, former world No. 8 Isner won his maiden Masters title in Miami and a few month later made the Wimbledon semifinal. 

“Physically I feel good, I try to stay healthy. I don’t want to retire soon, I want to continue playing. I want to prove that I still have the level of the last decade. I want to play like that again,” Isner said. 

Isner decided not to represent the United States at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. 

“I have already been to the Olympics, it is a great experience but now they are not my priority. I prefer to be with my family, to travel with them, they are here in Cabo with me,” Isner said. 

On social media, Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas suggested that coaching should be allowed in tennis. 

“I don’t agree with Tsitsipas. I spent four years playing as a college and that builds your character. Tennis is a one-on-one sport and it’s the beauty of sport, being able to decipher your rival on the court,” Isner said.