Isner wins U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship

John Isner of the United States beat Argentina's Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-5 in the final of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship Sunday at Houston.

Isner won his first tournament of the year and the sixth of his career. He had seven aces in the match, giving him a record 64 for the tournament.

He broke the record of 60 set by Pete Sampras in 2002. Almagro leads the ATP Tour with 266 aces. He had five against Isner.

Isner had aces of 144 and 142 mph in the 10th game to hold serve.

Isner is second on the ATP Tour with 258 aces and he won 75 percent of his first serves against Almagro, who won 55 percent of his first serves and double-faulted four times.

- Associated Press

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