Two time Auckland champion John Isner will be coming back to the event in 2023 for what is quite possibly the last time.
Isner had some amazing runs at the event in the past winning it twice and he will be back in January of 2023 to play there once more:
“I’ve always enjoyed playing in Auckland and it was a pretty straight forward decision. My schedule nowadays is a bit different, I’m not so keen on playing two weeks in a row before the Australian Open, but of course you want to play something."
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On retirement itself, Isner said:
“There have been some thoughts about that. I haven’t made that decision concrete yet, but a lot of it will depend on how I’m playing. If I stink, then yes, it probably will be my last year, but I don’t think I will. If my body is holding up, I’m playing well and enjoying my time playing professional tennis with my family, there’s no reason to stop. We’ll see what the future holds. It could be next year, it could be the year after, I’m not sure yet."