ATLANTA, July 31, 2017
Second seed John Isner continued his perfect summer stateside on Sunday by winning his fourth BB&T Atlanta Open title, defeating compatriot Ryan Harrison, 7-6, 7-6, in the third All-US-American Atlanta final in the last eight years.
Isner saved a set point in both sets en route to claiming the championship match. The second seed finished the encounter after one hour and 47 minutes.
The 32-year-old US-American has reached the final in seven of the eight years this tournament has been held.
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“It was a battle. I needed every ounce of my energy out there, but I’m so happy to win this tournament again. This tournament has meant everything to me. This is always going to be my favourite time of year. I seem to play well in America every single year, so I couldn’t have asked for a better start,” told Isner, who now has 12 ATP World Tour singles title, 10 of which have come on American soil.
Harrison was seeking his second ATP World Tour singles title after taking his maiden crown this February in Memphis.
“Being back in the final again is a good result. I think I can put myself in this position more and more often. It was a great week and I’m looking forward to next week too,” Harrison said.
Bryan/Bryan Take Doubles Crown
Top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan defeated Wesley Koolhof and Artem Sitak 6-3, 6-4 to take the doubles title. The final ended after 54 minutes.
The Bryans pick up their 114th ATP World Tour doubles title together and their second of the season.
“After a tough first-round which we could have lost, I thought we played really well. The support from the fans here has been great and it feels good to win our second title here,” Mike Bryan said.
“This is huge momentum going into the hard-court swing for us here in the U.S. It’s really important for us in the [Emirates ATP Doubles Race To London] and going into the last Grand Slam of the year,” Bob Bryan added.