2012-07-26 / News

Isner wins Campbell’s Hall of Fame tourney

Top-seeded American John Isner successfully defended his grass-court title at the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships with a 7-6, 6-4 victory over former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt in Newport.

Isner takes home $68,220 and 250 South African Airways ATP Ranking points as the champion, while Hewitt earns $35,920 and 150 points.

“It feels very good,” said Isner. “It’s never easy coming to a tournament where in a previous year you won it. There’s a lot of pressure on you. You don’t do well, your ranking’s going to drop. I did well, I defended those points and I kept my ranking where it is. More importantly than that, I gained a lot of confidence from this week just as I did last year.”

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