NEWPORT, R.I. --- Top-seeded and former Georgia All-American John Isner claimed his second career ATP World Tour title, defeating Olivier Rochus in Sunday’s final of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.
With the win, Isner made history as he became the first No. 1 seed to win the event in its 35-year history. Isner bested Rochus by a score of 6-3, 7-6(6), completing his tournament without losing a set.
The former Bulldog claimed his second ATP victory, the first coming at Auckland in 2010.
Isner was a four-time All-American at UGA from 2004-07 and led the men’s tennis team to the 2007 NCAA title. He holds the school record for wins in both singles and doubles, going 143-28 and 140-25, respectively while in Athens.