fourth Newport title
Sally Milano | July 21, 2019
John Isner beat both the heat in Newport and his 22-year-old opponent Alexander Bublik to take home his first title of 2019 and his 15th career singles title overall, defeating the No. 7 seed from Kazakhstan, 7-6 (2), 6-3, in the final of the Hall of Fame Open.
With temperatures near 90 degrees, top-seeded Isner won 79 percent of points on his first serve and converted on all three of his break-point chances to take the final in 76 minutes.
Isner is now the first person to win four titles in Newport. He also captured championships at the tournament in 2011, 2012 and 2017.
The 34-year-old American was playing in just his second tournament since March, when he suffered a broken left foot in the final of the Miami Open against Roger Federer.
Isner will next play the BB&T Atlanta Open, the first event of the US Open Series, which kicks off Monday. ADVERTISEMENT Isner is a five-time champion in Atlanta and will be the tournament's top seed.