Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic are players considered the masters of aces, with their fine serves and inch-perfect accuracy often leaving the opponent in no position to respond. One would naturally expect them to top the milestone when it comes to registering aces as well. However, the player who instead enjoys an extremely illustrious record with regard to the same, surpassing those four is none other than American John Isner. Isner is only the second player in the history of tennis to have reached the 13,000-ace milestone. Ivo Karlovic was the first player in the game to record the illustrious milestone of 13,000 aces. Isner’s prowess with regard to serves further extends with regard to the speed at which the same is recorded, with the American currently holding the record for registering the fastest “official” serve in ATP at 157.2 mph or 253 km/h. The tennis player further accounted for the third-fastest serve on record in tennis, during the same instance in the first-round 2016 Davis Cup match.
Isner is a master at his craft with 16 singles career titles, showcasing his prowess to the core. One of the most significant performances by the American was recorded in the 2012 edition of the Indian Wells Masters, with the tennis star defeating then world no. 1 Novak Djokovic in three sets to sail into the final. Isner was resilient in his approach against the Serbian, who can be unstoppable on his day. Neither did the American permit any room for Djokovic to make a stellar comeback which he is very well capable of, nor did he allow any breathing space. While Isner was defeated by Roger Federer in the final, the tennis star won hearts with his spirited gameplay and supreme confidence under pressure.
Madison McKinley was born on November 15, 1992, in Dallas, Texas, to Karla and Mark McKinley. Charlie McKinley and Key McKinley were her two younger siblings. Karla, Madison’s mother, is a former model and breast cancer survivor. In addition, she is a co-owner of her daughter’s jewellery business. McKinley received her education at the Parsons School of Design, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion/Apparel Design. Madison then went to the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Madison’s first job was with the Fashion Industry Gallery as an intern. She stayed for two months before relocating. Madison then enrolled in a new training programme in August of 2013. It was with Jaya Apparel Group in New York this time. Madison and her mother launched a jewellery line in 2017. Madison McKinley Jewelry is appropriately named because she is the company’s founder, designer, and creative director.
Their first encounter took place in an unusual set of circumstances. It was the year 2011. John Isner was playing with his friend Sam Querry at the US Men’s Clay Court Championship in Houston, Texas. Madison was watching the game with her friends. After the game, they wanted a photo with their favourite players. Isner and Querry, on the other hand, turned down the proposal and instead invited the company to go out on a date with them.