John Isner refuses to use foot injury as an excuse after Miami Open final disappointment
John Isner says the foot injury he sustained in the Miami Open final against Roger Federer is unlikely to be serious, and it didn’t affect the result of the match.
Federer romped away with a 6-1, 6-4 win to end Isner’s hopes of successfully defending the title he won in 2018.
Isner was hampered along the way by pain in his foot, but he says that shouldn’t take anything away from the quality of Federer’s performance.
“Roger was too good,” Isner admitted.
“In the first five games, I was fine. Nothing was bothering me. He was all over me.
“Then this weird pain on the top of my foot, we’ll see what is. I’m hoping it’s nothing, but we’ll see.
“It’s a terrible feeling, because you’re on an island out there, and you have no teammates to hide behind and going up against the greatest player ever, playing in this incredible atmosphere, and my foot’s killing me.
“Not that I would have won the match, anyways, let’s make that clear, but I think I could have made for a more interesting match and one that was a little more fun.”
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