John Isner to Play for the Boston Lobsters

April 27, 2010

No. 22 ranked John Isner has signed on to play for the Boston Lobsters World TeamTennis league on July 13, when the Lobsters take on the Springfield Lasers in Middleton, MA.

Isner, who is making his World TeamTennis debut, joins an all-American team of legends and current Tour players, including James Blake, Jan-Michael Gambill, Eric Butorac, Coco Vandeweghe, and Raquel Kops-Jones.

“I am excited about playing in the July 13th match for Boston and hope I can help them to a victory over Springfield,” says Isner. He is also thrilled to be teaming up with friend James Blake, who will be playing for the Lobsters on July 7 and 8.

As the second highest ranked American, Isner’ six-foot-nine inch frame and huge serve have made him a force to be reckoned with on the ATP Tour. Isner, who recently celebrated his 25th birthday, has made huge strides in his game over the past year, jumping from No. 139 to No. 22, capturing his first ATP Tour title in Auckland, and making his Davis Cup debut this past March.

"This is indeed a major addition to the Lobsters,” says Bahar Uttam, CEO of the Boston Lobsters. “We are particularly pleased to present such a talented team to New England. We're going to be quite competitive this year with these top players." The Lobsters have made the playoffs twice in five seasons.

Founded by Billie Jean King, the WTT Pro League celebrates its 35th season this July.

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