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ATP | Isner and Ferrer collect titles

ATP | Isner and Ferrer collect titles

John Isner defeated Matthew Ebden to become the ATP Hall of Fame champion for his 11th career title an third on grass at the Newport, Rhode Island event.

I couldn't ask for anything better. It has been two years since I won a tournament, so I had that weighing on my mind. John Isner

He won through 6-3 7-6(4) and in the process hit 17 aces in the 74-minute final ending the week without facing a break-point throughout.

“I’m very happy with how I played all week. It was a perfect week,” Isner said. “I couldn’t ask for anything better. It has been two years since I won a tournament, so I had that weighing on my mind.”

The 29-year-old Ebden was, at 249, the lowest-ranked ATP finalist since 2009 and his first ATP final as a qualifier winning six matches in six days to reach the final.

“It’s disappointing, but at the same time I have to be happy with my week,” Ebden said.

Ferrer on his way to the Bastad title

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David Ferrer claimed his first ATP Tour title in almost two years by defeating Alexandr Dolgopolov to win the clay-court tournament in Bastad for the third time and the 27th of his career.

The 35-year-old Spaniard, ranked 46, came through 6-4 6-4 eventually claiming victory on his seventh match point.

“I’m moved. This is my first tournament win in two years,” Ferrer said. “It has been a tough period without victories.”

Ukrainian Dolgopolov had to settle for his first runner-up effort in three years, although he did beat Kei Nishikori to win in Argentina in February.

About The Author

Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

1 Comment

  1. Sylvia Seth

    I was there for Isner v Ward at DC Glasgow 5 setter Amazing tennis from both players


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