Andy Roddick’s compatriot, John Isner, has defeated Kevin Anderson of South Africa in the final of BB&T Atlanta Open. Isner won the match in three sets by 6-7(3), 7-6(2), 7-6(2).

This is the 7th ATP title won by Isner in his career. With this win, he earned himself prize money of 98,700 US Dollars.

This win didn’t come easily for Isner. He was made to work hard for each and every point by Anderson who was given the second seed in this tournament. The match went on for 2 hours and 54 minutes.

Talking to the reporters after the match, Isner said, “I have lost so many close finals in the past. So, it’s quite satisfying to end up on the winning side this time around. I never got panicked. I always had that self belief that I could pull it off.”

On the other hand, Anderson was perplexed in the post match interview. The South African player said, “I lost my composure towards the end of the match. It was so close and if I had cashed on the chances in the third set tie breaker, the result could have been different.”

“I congratulate John for winning the title. He hung in there and played well during the crucial moments. He deserved the win.”

It was a strange sort of a match. Neither of the two players dropped his serve in the entire match and all the three sets went into the tie breaker.

The tie breakers were pretty one sided though. The first one of them was dominated by Anderson, while, in the next two, it was Isner who came on top.

This was the 10th match between these two players and Isner defeated Anderson for the 6th time.