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Isner, Anderson to meet in Atlanta Open final

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Third time lucky?Kevin Anderson has been runner up twice already this year in Sydney and Casablanca.Photo: ap
Third time lucky?Kevin Anderson has been runner up twice already this year in Sydney and Casablanca.Photo: ap

The two top seeds American John Isner and South African Kevin Anderson will meet in the Atlanta Open final after securing semi-final victories on Saturday.

Isner beat former world number one Lleyton Hewitt of Australia 6-4 4-6 7-6(5) while Anderson was too good for American Ryan Harrison 6-3 7-6(3).

The top-seeded Isner fired 21 aces on the way to beating Hewitt in a cracking match, giving him a chance at shedding his Atlanta bridesmaid’s tag having been runner up twice previously.

Anderson needed just 91 minutes to beat the unseeded 21-year-old Harrison, riding a 91-percent conversion rate on first service points won and saving all five break point opportunities Harrison earned.Reuters


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