Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - The third time proved to be the charm for John
Isner in Sunday's final of the BB&T Atlanta Open.
The top-seeded American outlasted Kevin Anderson, 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-2), 7-6
(7-2), in a match that lasted roughly three hours and featured no breaks of
Isner, who saved all 11 break points he faced, finally prevailed at this event
after finishing as the runner-up to countryman Mardy Fish in 2010 and 2011. He
swatted 24 aces, three more than the second-seeded Anderson, and concluded the
week with 95.
The 28-year-old Isner had won 12 straight tie-breaks before dropping the first
Isner improved to 7-7 in career finals and 6-3 lifetime against the South
This was the tallest final in ATP history between the 6-foot-10 Isner and 6-
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