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Top-seeded Isner wins Hall of Fame Open

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NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) John Isner lumbered toward the net and didn't get to see his match-ending forehand winner down the line as he fell forward onto the extremely hot grass court.

The top seed used his blistering serve and a good passing shot after his opponent's unconventional serve on match point to overcome the scorching conditions and win the title for the fourth time in Newport, beating No. 7 seed Alexander Bublik 7-6 (2), 6-3 on Sunday at the Hall of Fame Open.

"I had a feeling he was going to go to the underarm serve, and I was ready for it," the 6-foot-10 Isner said, breaking into a smile. "I actually didn't see the ball land in because my face was on the ground. I had a feeling I hit it pretty well, and then I heard the crowd start cheering."


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