Fish out­lasts Is­ner

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTSBRIEFING -

Mardy Fish won his sec­ond straight tour­na­ment and 10th straight match, beat­ing John Is­ner 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) Sun­day in the fi­nals of the At­lanta Cham­pi­onships played in mid-90s heat and high hu­mid­ity.

Fish took the first four points of the tiebreaker. Is­ner ral­lied to win the next three points but couldn’t pull even.

With tem­per­a­tures in the mid-90s, the match lasted 2 hours, 45 min­utes. The on­court tem­per­a­ture hov­ered near 150 de­grees.

Amer­i­cans Scott Lip­sky and Ra­jeev Ram beat Ro­han Bopanna of In­dia and Kristof Vliegen of Bel­gium 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 12-10 in the dou­bles fi­nal. Lip­sky and Ram did not lose a set un­til the fi­nal.

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