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Hometown fave Isner takes Winston-Salem

Aug. 27, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Hometown favorite John Isner collected his second win of the season Saturday, downing Julien Benneteau in the Winston-Salem Open final.

Isner posted a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over the French qualifier.

Isner, a native of nearby Greensboro, N.C., reached the finals after easing past the struggling former world No. 1 Andy Roddick 7-6 (9-7), 6-4 in one of the Friday's semifinals.

Benneteau reached the title match by rallying past No. 10 seed Robin Haase of the Netherlands, 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (8-6) in the day's other semifinal.

The Frenchman slipped to 0-5 in career finals with the disappointing loss.

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