Nick Kyrgios

Atlanta (Georgia), Aug 8 (IANS) Australian Nick Kyrgios beat defending champion John Isner 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) in the Atlanta Open tennis final to win his second professional tour title.

The second-seeded Kyrgios spent one hour and 47 minutes in his first career win over Isner and snap the hard-serving American’s 15-match winning streak here on Sunday, reports Xinhua.

“Returning is very crucial against John,” said Kyrgios. “That serve is world class.”

Kyrgios will rise to a career-high ranking of 16 with this win.

He lost to Isner at Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour tournaments in Madrid and Montreal last year.