• Airline seat lesson hits Isner in the wallet

    2/19/13 3:32 PM | Johan Lindahl
    Airline seat lesson hits Isner in the wallet John Isner may have learned the hard way that you have to spend money to make money after back pain from an economy-class airline seat helped put paid to his potential title chances last week in San Jose.

    The 6'9'' American crushed his frame into cattle class comfort on a series of flights across the US form Florida to California. Isner said he curled up like an embryo all the way, with the seating plan giving little help to his chances at the tournament. He said he preferred the window to the aisle where he seems to always have a problem between the drinks carts and his long legs.

    After losing in the semifinals to Tommy Haas, Isner, who has admitted in the past that he hates to travel, said: "I must have slept in a very awkward position." The long ride probably didn't do his recent knee injury any favors either.

    The problem, which forced him to quit the Hopman Cup in the beginning of the year, also sent him home before the start of the Australian Open. "Maybe I put a little too much pressure on myself to start the year well."

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In what other professional sport is the 16th best in the world flying economy on a cattle run???

Maybe if slam owners payed out more than 17% of revenues to prize money closer to the 40-50% payed out by other professional sports.


Conspirator , 2/19/13 8:52 PM

Actually, Rafa flies Easy Jet and he had trouble fitting his MC trophy into the locker once. He says he only listens to his music whilst travelling and says the music sounds the same whichever class he is in or whatever flight he is on.

nadline , 2/19/13 10:36 PM

Rafa only uses coach on shorter flights. He's nowhere near as big as Isner and a whole lot richer. Still, I'd think Big John could afford business class. He must travel enough to get some kind of deals from airlines. In fact you'd think the ATP could, as many corporations do for employees, get rates for their players. Players in Isner's class make much of their income from sponsors anyway.

Ramara , 2/20/13 12:33 AM

simply ridiculous i dont think that isner is that poor but atp should also loose its purse to a degree

isfand , 2/20/13 10:51 AM

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