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Tennis: John Isner reaches final of Newport tournament after hard-fought win


Three-time champion John Isner fended off fourth-seeded Frenchman Ugo Humbert 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 Saturday to reach the final of the ATP grass court tournament in Newport, Rhode Island.

Isner, trying to get his season back on track after he was sidelined by a stress fracture in his foot after reaching the final in Miami in April, will take on seventh-seeded Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan, a 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 6-4 winner over Spain’s Marcel Granollers.

In sweltering heat, Isner and fourth-seeded Humbert played the first two sets without a service break.

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