Isner beats Sela for Atlanta title
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - No. 1 seed John Isner beat Israel's Dudi Sela on Sunday to win back-to-back titles at the Atlanta Open.
The 6-foot-10 Isner -- who topped 6-foot-8 Kevin Anderson in last year's final at the U.S. Open Series hardcourt tournament -- dispatched Sela 6-3, 6-4 in 71 minutes.
"The field is so tough at this event. I'm so happy to win this. I consider myself fortunate that this event is even here. It's a big advantage for me to play in Georgia and to have a lot of support," Isner said.
The American Isner improved to 3-0 lifetime against Sela, who was playing in his first ATP World Tour final since losing to Andy Roddick at Beijing in 2008.
Isner claimed $103,000 for the his ninth career ATP title and second of the season. Sela walked away with $54,300.
07/27 20:02:00 ET