It was a partnership that launched a thousand memes, as 6’10” John Isner hit the court alongside 5’7” Diego Schwartzman for doubles in Rome. But #Isnerman quickly proved they were more than just a hashtag, sweeping past the competition to reach the ATP Masters 1000 final in their team debut.
“It does make for a good photograph,” Isner said of their eye-catching height difference. “And on top of that, I think we’re pretty good.”
Although they came up just short (get it?) to the experienced duo of Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic, Isner and Schwartzman acquitted themselves well in the championship match, narrowly losing by just a few points in the tiebreak, 6-2, 6-7 (6), [12-10].