21 Aug 2014

Isner returning to Auckland

2:41 pm on 21 August 2014

The American tennis player John Isner will return to Auckland to defend his Heineken Open title this summer.

American tennis player John Isner

American tennis player John Isner Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Isner says the Heineken Open has been unreal for him... he's won it twice and always feels really comfortable there.

The big serving 29-year-old says it really helped set his season up and he's excited to be returning.

The world number 15 lifted his eighth ATP World Tour trophy at the Heineken Open in January and then went on to reach the semi finals of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells, and the Quarter Finals at Wimbledon.

Isner, who stands 208cm tall, has won just over $8 million in career prize money.

He is seeded 13th for next week's US Open.