John Isner challenges Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal: 'ATP Finals is my goal'


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John Isner challenges Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal: 'ATP Finals is my goal'

John Isner defeated Ryan Harrison in three sets to win the Atlanta Open for the fifth time in his career. In press conference, the 33-year-old said he is proud of his achievement. 'It’s incredible, and I think I said it last year, I feel like there may come a time where I’m not back in the finals, or I’m not the champion again, but as it stands right now I’m very happy to be the champ here', Isner said.

'I’m very comfortable here: I make breakfast in my own room, I go to the Publix next door. It really feels like I’m at home, and that helps so much.' Analyzing the final, Isner added: 'I realise I was fortunate today...

I’ve been on the other end where you have four or five chances to put your stamp on the match and you don’t get it, and I just had one chance, and played a good point, and was able to win the second set, and had one chance in the third and got up early.

That’s how our sport goes sometimes, and I was very fortunate today.' He finally commented on the chance to qualify for the ATP Finals in London: 'I'm definitely thinking about it. Without a doubt. It's my goal, to get to that tournament...

I know I'm in good position. We'll see what happens.' ALSO READ: Roger Federer jokes on travel expenses: I need to reach QFs to break even