John Isner vs. Alexander Bublik
Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM (International Tennis Hall of Fame)
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Alexander Bublik and John Isner meet in the final of the 2019 tennis Hall of Fame Open.
Alexander Bublik is coming off a three sets win over Marcel Granollers-Pujol that took 32 games to decide. In the victory, Bublik won 73 percent of his first serve points and 49 percent of his second serve points. Bublik won 61 percent of his total service points and converted on three of his six break points. Bublik got 49 percent of his first serves in play and hit 10 aces along with 14 double faults. Bublik obviously has to play cleaner tennis if he’s going to win the title, but he’s managed to win all four matches in three sets, meaning he finds a way to win despite some questionable play at times. Bublik has won seven of his last nine matches that have gone the distance. Bublik looks to win his first career ATP singles title, and this is his first ever final appearance. Bublik has won five of his last seven matches on grass court.
John Isner is coming off a three sets win over Ugo Humbert that took 17 games to decide. In the victory, Isner won 81 percent of his first serve points and 53 percent of his second serve points. Isner won 73 percent of his total service points and converted on one of his six break points. Isner got 70 percent of his first serves in play, saved all seven break points and hit 15 aces. It hasn’t been completely pretty for Isner, but he’s gotten the job done through nine sets and has managed to overcome fatigue and the ridiculous heat that’s taken its toll on the big guy. Isner Isner hopes to win his first title since last years Atlanta Open and the 15th title of his career. Isner has won four of his last five final appearances overall and is 3-0 in final appearances on grass. Isner has won four of his last five matches on grass court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
You have to question the fatigue of Isner, as he’s played a lot of tennis for somebody who was out for months, and playing in that heat doesn’t help. With that said, Bublik isn’t experienced enough to beat somebody like Isner on US soil. Bublik also has spent a lot of points beating himself with unforced errors and double faults. One break and the set is over with the way Isner is serving.
Isner wins his 13th career title in the United States.