Top-seeded John Isner used his blistering serve to overcome scorching conditions and win a title for the fourth time on Newport’s grass courts, beating No. 7 seed Alexander Bublik 7-6 (2), 6-3 on Sunday at the Hall of Fame Open.
It was the 34-year-old American’s 15th ATP title overall. He also won at Newport in 2017, ’12 and ’11.
The 22-year-old Bublik played in his first ATP final.
The match started in blazing sunshine with a temperature of 85 degrees and a feel-like temperature of 95.
Isner was sidelined from April through June after breaking his left foot in the second set of the Miami final, where he lost to Roger Federer.
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