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.
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.