HOUSTON, April 15 (UPI) --
Fourth-seeded Juan Monaco
needed three sets but hung on Sunday to outlast American John Isner for the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.
The Argentine prevailed over Isner 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to claim his fifth career ATP Tour title.
He survived eight aces fired by his second-seeded opponent en route to the victory.
Isner, meanwhile, continued a streak of American players reaching the Houston finals in 11 of the past 12 years.
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