FILA's John Isner Wins Sixth Atlanta Open Title
(FILA Luxembourg S.à r.l.) - American John Isner picked up his sixth career Atlanta Open title Sunday, defeating Brandon Nakashima 7-6(8), 7-5 in a tightly contested final between two FILA sponsored athletes. Isner fired 21 aces en route to the victory, just one week after Nakashima defeated the 36-year-old American to reach the singles final at Los Cabos.
En route to his 16th career ATP Tour title, Isner eliminated the likes of JJ Wolf, Jack Sock, Christopher O’Connell and Taylor Fritz and fired 120 total aces over the course of the ATP Tour 250 event.
"It'll give me a lot of confidence for sure," Isner said. "Hopefully I can take this and go forward and build some momentum for the tournaments ahead."
With Sunday’s triumph in Atlanta, Isner becomes the fourth active player to have won any individual tour level event six times - joining Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
Also in Atlanta, FILA sponsored athlete Reilly Opelka picked up his second career doubles title, partnering with young star Jannik Sinner for the first time. The duo did not drop a set en route to the title, defeating Steve Johnson and Jordan Thompson 6-4, 6-7(6), 10-3 in Sunday’s final.