Kyrgios Beats Isner To Take BB&T Atlanta Crown
In the battle of the two top seeds, Australia’s Nick Kyrgios prevailed over American John Isner via two tiebreaks to take his second title of the year at the BB&T Atlanta Open.
“I wasn’t expecting a title at all this week, and I guess some things you can’t really explain,” stated Kyrgios after the match. The 18th ranked Australian had declined to pursue a place in the Australian Olympic tennis team after a war of words with Kitty Chiller, the Australian Olympian chief.
Defeating Isner in Atlanta is no easy feat. The American is a three-time winner and was defending a 15 match winning streak at the tournament.
“John is always so comfortable on that court, and his tiebreak record on that court I think is 12-2 or something, so I knew I that I was going to need some special stuff today,” the champion explained. “It was a couple points here and there. That’s what it’s going to come down to with John serving well.”