Isner beats Sela for Atlanta title

07/27/2014 6:00 PM

07/27/2014 8:13 PM

Atlanta, GA ( - 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.

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