John Isner wins 4th Newport title

Newport 2019: fourth title for Isner

John Isner defeated Alexander Bublik to become the first player to win four Hall of Fame Open titles.
Playing in just his second tournament since April, Isner battled his way through three-consecutive three-set marathon matches to reach the final, firing off an impressive 64 aces in victories over Kamil Majchrzak, Matt Ebden and Ugo Humbert. The World number 15 would add five more aces en route to closing out Bublik in the final.

“My very first ATP Tour event was here in 2007 and I didn’t enjoy the courts that much back then because I didn’t know how to play on them,” said Isner. “To say that I’ve won this event four times isn’t something I thought would be possible.”

22-year-old Bublik defeated Alex Bolt, Viktor Troicki, Tennys Sandgren and Marcel Granollers en route to his first ATP final:

“It’s my first final and I’m going to remember this day forever,” said Bublik. “John’s a great player and he showed me how to play in the important tournaments.”

With this result, he will make his entry to the top 75 for the first time.
In the doubles draw,  Marcel Granollers and Sergiy Stakhovsky, playing for the first time together, clinched the title, defeating  Marcelo Arevalo and Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela 6-7 6-4 13-11.

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