Found July 15, 2012 on
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By Jack Cunniff
NEWPORT, Rhode Island – The 2012 Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, Rhode Island had one of the strongest fields in tournament history, and that carried through to the semifinal matches on Saturday. Former world number one, and a two-time Grand Slam event champion Lleyton Hewitt of Australia battled the 2009 Newport titlist Rajeev Ram of United States in the first semifinal. That was followed by an all-American match-up of 2012 Olympic teammates John Isner and Ryan Harrison.
While Hewitt has played sparsely recently, thanks in part to four surgeries over the past five years, he showed he still has his competitive spirit intact. He fell behind early in the match 1-4, but swept the final five games to take the opening set, 6-4. The second set again found Ram jumping to an early lead. A third set seemed certain as Ram held two set points when serving at 5-3, 40-15. But back-to-back double faults by the Carmel, Indiana resident gave Hewitt the op...
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John Isner talked with the press after defending his title at ATP Newport, defeating Lleyton Hewitt 7-6(1), 6-4. When asked about Atlanta (his next tourney), it was interesting that he seemed more concerned about it being “hot as crap” than switching surfaces from grass to hardcourt.
It was a great week for Isner, and he seems to have finally gotten his mojo back. We will see...
Top seed and defending champ John Isner advanced to the final at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships by beating fellow American Ryan Harrison 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Saturday.
Isner will face Australia's Lleyton Hewitt in the title match Sunday. Hewitt, a former world No. 1, defeated American Rajeev Ram 6-4, 5-7, 6-2.
The matches were held after former pro Jennifer Capriati and four...
John Isner was very upbeat and downright chipper after his win over Ryan Harrison at the Newport semifinals. Love that he admits that he loves to play in the US because he can watch Sportscenter. Has he never heard of the Internet?
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Top seed John Isner defended his Newport title from last year by defeating Lleyton Hewitt on Sunday 7-6 (1), 6-4.
“It feels very good. It’s never easy coming to a tournament where in a previous year you won it, “Isner said. “There’s a lot of pressure on you. You don’t do well, your ranking’s going to drop… I did well, I defended those points and I kept my ranking...
Check out some solid play from Isner and Harrison…have a bit of a meltdown. This is ridiculous!
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