July 21, 2019 / 10:41 PM / a month ago

ATP roundup: Isner beats Bublik to win fourth Newport title

Top-seeded John Isner became the first player to win four titles in Newport, R.I., as he delivered a 7-6 (2), 6-3 victory over Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan in the championship match of the Hall of Fame Open on Sunday.

FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 4, 2019 John Isner of the U.S. in action during his second round match against Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin REUTERS/Tony O'Brien

Isner had five aces and won 78.9 percent of his first-serve points during the 76-minute triumph. He previous won the title in 2011, 2012 and 2017.

The tournament was Isner’s second since breaking his foot in April. The seventh-seeded Bublik had more double faults (six) than aces (four) while playing in his first ATP final.

Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag

Fourth-seeded Dusan Lajovic won his first career ATP title by recording a 7-5, 7-5 victory over Hungary qualifier Attila Balazs at Umag, Croatia.

The Serbian won the final four games of the opening set en route to the 1-hour, 50-minute victory. Lajovic was playing in his first career ATP final.

Balazs was aiming to become the first qualifier to win an ATP title this season.

Swedish Open

Fifth-seeded Nicolas Jarry of Chile registered 10 aces while winning his first ATP title, downing Juan Ignacio Londero of Argentina 7-6 (7), 6-4 at Bastad, Sweden.

Jarry required 90 minutes to finish off Londero. He did not lose a set in five matches during the week.

The sixth-seeded Londero struggled with his serve, hitting just 52 percent of his first offerings and posting just one ace.

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