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Isner wins Heineken Open

Jan. 11, 2014 at 12:22 AM

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- John Isner won the Heineken Open for the second time Saturday, defeating Yen-Hsun Lu in the finals 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (9-7).

Isner, who also won this tournament in 2010, put 23 aces past Lu for his eighth career championship. It came in his 17th final.

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Lu reached the title match by defeating three-time defending champion David Ferrer. This was his first ATP final.

Isner will be the top-seeded American in the men's bracket when the Australian Open begins Monday. He will be seeded 13th.

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