Milos Raonic’s next opponent enjoys practice session with Sidney Crosby!
John Isner hit the ball around with Sid the Kid on the weekend.
While most Canadians figure to be rooting for Milos Raonic in his Wimbledon quarter-final, one notable Canuck could be supporting his opponent.
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby hit the court for a practice session with American John Isner — Raonic’s next foe on Wednesday — at the All England Club before Wimbledon.
“Actually got him out on the court for 15-20 minutes, got to meet him, talk to him and to see what he does to stay in shape,” the six-foot-10 Isner told reporters. “That dude works his tail off. That’s why he’s the best hockey player in the world.”
Isner was impressed with Crosby’s tennis game. “He was pretty good,” Isner said, adding Crosby plays tennis only recreationally.
“He actually was a little bit nervous, I think … Once he started releasing his forehand, he started hitting the ball much better. He’s strong as an ox. It’s crazy how strong his lower body is.”
While Isner is known as a Carolina Panthers football fan, he has been talking hockey all week at Wimbledon.