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US Men's Clay Court Championship Sunday Tennis Results
     
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

US Men's Clay Court Championship
Houston, U.S.A.

RESULTS - SUNDAY, 14 APRIL, 2013

Singles - Final
[5] J Isner (USA) d [1] N Almagro (ESP) 63 75  


FINAL REVIEW – ISNER KNOCKS OFF ALMAGRO FOR TITLE
• Fifth seed John Isner captured his first clay-court crown, defeating top seed Nicolas Almagro for the first time in three attempts.
• Isner set a tournament record with 64 aces, breaking the mark of 60 set by Pete Sampras in 2002.
• Both Isner and Almagro were contesting their first final of the season.
• Almagro dropped to a 12-7 record in ATP World Tour finals (all on clay).


WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

John Isner: “I've always known I could play well on clay. This week is a little surprising, as Monday was the first day I hit a ball on clay since September. I knew it was going to be a tough adjustment and that I had to find a way to get through my first match. My second match was really close. I felt I played better each and every round. I played well yesterday and even better today.”

On how he won the match: “I was able to go for my shots and be effective on the baseline, especially with my forehand. I was really proud with how I played after going down 1-3 [to win] five games in a row. I played exceptionally well those five games.”

Nicolas Almagro: “He did a really good job today. He played aggressive. He served like normal, but today was tough for me. I want to congratulate him, because he's a really good player and a good person and I think he did a good job this week.”  

 

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