John Isner beats Ryan Harrison to win 4th Atlanta Open title

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Second seeded American John Isner claimed his fourth title at the BB&T Atlanta Open against fourth seeded Ryan Harrison.

Isner, who saved set point in both sets, pick up a 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (9-7) victory over Harrison in an all-American final.

“I’m happy to win that match in straight sets. Through these last two weeks I haven’t played three sets yet which is pretty nice, but very happy to win today. It was a battle I needed every ounce of my energy out there and more importantly I’m so happy to win this tournament again. This tournament has meant everything to me.” Isner said after the singles final

For more free betting tips, the victory gives Isner his 12th ATP World Tour title and sets to move up two spots to 18th in the ATP rankings and will surpass Jack Sock as the top-ranked American player.

“It feels pretty good for sure. I’ve been the top American for the better part of 6 years now so to be back in that spot is cool. It’s something that I take a lot of pride in and I hope to end the year as the No. 1 American again––would be great.” Added by Isner, who won the Hall of Fame Open in Newport, Rode Island a week ago

The 32-year-old American has reached the Atlanta final in seven of the eight years this tournament has been held and added his fourth title to those he won in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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