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Anna Wintour’s Athlete of the Month Watches a Lot of Telemundo

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 18: John Isner of the USA celebrates in his second round match against David Nalbandian of Argentina during day three of the 2012 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 18, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images) caught up with John Isner, the 27-year-old tennis player who won the longest-lasting match in the game's history at Wimbledon in 2010 (his photo and a short article also appear in the magazine's 8,763-page September issue). He talked about being a late bloomer, unwinding after tournaments, and fund-raising for Haiti's earthquake victims. There's also this exchange:

You're known for being fairly intense on court.
I think I'm a good competitor. But off the court, I'm goofy, I'm the complete opposite. I've played some pretty cool pranks on people before. [Fellow tennis player] James Blake knows how to get into my house when I'm gone, so he'll go and fill up my DVR with Spanish shows.

How did you get him back?
I let the air out of the tires of his golf cart, so when he's driving down to the course, he only gets halfway there. Stuff like that. I can be immature — I think it's healthy.

We think it's healthy, too. And tall, and pretty dreamy with diamond-less dental hygiene. But, yeah ... healthy! U.S.A.!

Photo: Mark Dadswell/2012 Getty Images

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