A dash home from the desert to Dallas was well worth it for American John Isner.
After withdrawing from singles and doubles at the BNP Paribas Open, Isner and his wife, Madison, welcomed their third child, James ‘Mack’ McKinley Isner on 12 October. The Isners’ oldest child, Hunter Grace, was born in 2018, and John Hobbs was born in 2019.
“2.5 weeks early, this little dude just couldn’t wait to meet his family,” Isner wrote on Instagram. “Welcome James ‘Mack’ McKinley Isner. @madkool13 I dunno how you do it but it’s simply incredible. Our kids have the best momma ever!”
Isner got several supportive comments from his ATP Tour colleagues on Instagram, including one from countryman Reilly Opelka, who wrote “Two future 🤖’s ❤️❤️❤️” in reference to their popular “servebot” nickname.
“Going to terrorise the @atptour in 20 years. 🤖 🤖,” Isner replied.