John Isner defeated Alexander Zverev in three sets to win the Miami Open — and secure the biggest win of his career.
This is Isner’s first ATP Masters 1000 title and he now becomes one of the top 10 men’s players. The 32-year-old, who is sponsored by Fila, is the first American to win the tournament since Andy Roddick in 2010.
“He’s won two of these before, so I appreciate you letting me have one. Dude, I’m 12 years older than you. You’re 20 years old,” Isner told Zverev after the match ended. “You have the brightest future ahead.”
Isner sports Fila apparel and footwear on the court. He signed a multiyear deal with the brand in 2016. Before he teamed up with Fila, Isner was a Lacoste athlete.
“[John’s] ability on court, his pursuit of excellence and his passion for the game make him an excellent representative for the Fila brand,” said John Epstein, president of Fila North America, when Isner first partnered with the brand. “We are thrilled to align with a world-class athlete like John and we look forward to this collaborative relationship.”
Today’s final marked the last singles match to be held at Key Biscayne before the tournament moves to the Miami Dolphins’ stadium.
On the women’s end, Nike-sponsored Sloane Stephens won the finals yesterday, beating out Jelena Ostapenko to secure the title. Stephens and Isner became the first American duo to sweep the tournament since Roddick and Serena Williams in 2004.
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