John Isner to skip Rio Olympics

Wednesday April 20th, 2016

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Top-ranked American male John Isner will skip the Rio Olympics, he told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“It’s a decision I didn’t take lightly,” Isner said.

Isner reached the quarterfinals of the men's singles event at the 2012 Olympics, falling to eventual runner–up Roger Federer. 

Isner’s decision comes as a result of scheduling conflicts over the summer, due to the BB&T Atlanta Open, which will be played between July 30 and Aug. 7. 

“Logistically, it would be pretty much impossible for me to do both,” the 30-year-old said.

Following the Atlanta tournament, Isner will turn his attention on participating in the Western & Southern Open and the U.S. Open.

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Isner is currently ranked No. 16 in the world.

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