Runner-Up Press Conference
Q. A closer match than the score indicated.
John Isner: Yeah, there were many deuces. Once again I have to give full credit to Gilles who was able to win the big points, and of course win this exhibition.
Q. How was it playing your doubles partner?
John Isner: Well, it was a good experience and playing doubles with Gilles has been really fun so far. I'm obviously not happy that I lost today, but he is a great sport and a classy champion. Let's just hope I don't have to play him again for a while (laughs).
Q. Did the heat play a factor?
John Isner: No, I don't like to make excuses, he simply outplayed me. I have worked on my fitness to be able to play longer and better out in the heat, but he was much better in it today. Heat is a funny thing, you may not feel physically tired, but if you get broken, it's even more disheartening because of the extra effort you have to put in to break back.
Q. As one of the players in the forefront of promoting the FMTA, what are you trying to do to get more people to play?
John Isner: (laughs) Well it's an interesting process, I've been focusing on playing and putting advertising for FMTA on internet forums, on my Facebook and Twitter. Damn Sam hasn't joined yet (laughs), I offered him a free ice cream from Dairy Queen if he did. It's a slow process, it will take time, but right now I'm just enjoying the league and hoping to 1-up Gilles next time (laughs)
Moderator: Thanks John