Top-seeded John Isner recorded 15 aces while outlasting fourth-seeded Frenchman Ugo Humbert 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Saturday at Newport, R.I., to advance to the final of the Hall of Fame Open.
Isner will face seventh-seeded Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan in the title match as he attempts to win the event for the fourth time (2011, 2012, 2017). Bublik registered 10 aces while defeating Spain’s Marcel Granollers 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4 in the other semifinal.
Humbert - Fight - Aces - Chance - Isner
Humbert put up a fight with 13 aces and a chance to beat Isner in straight sets. But Isner won the final two games of the second set and the tiebreaker before being the stronger player in the final set.
Chilean Nicolas Jarry advanced to the final, defeating Federico Delbonis of Argentina 6-3, 6-2 in 64 minutes.
Jarry - Set - Bastad - Week - Day
The fifth-seeded Jarry, 23, has not dropped a set in Bastad this week. On the day, he...
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