NEWPORT, R.I./WASHINGTON, July 17, 2022 (by Michael Dickens)
Patience rewarded Maxime Cressy during his all-American semifinal battle against John Isner at the Infosys Hall of Fame Open on grass at Newport, R.I. Saturday afternoon.
In what has been a breakout season for the 25-year-old French-born American from Hermosa Beach, Calif., Cressy advanced to his third ATP Tour final of the year after defeating the No. 2 seed Isner, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.
The fourth-seeded Cressy fired 22 aces, won 86 percent of his first-serve points, converted three of five break points and outpointed Isner 83-64 during the one-hour and 51-minute match at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Isner finished with 13 aces of his own, but it was not enough for the 37-year-old Dallas resident to remain alive for a fifth Newport title opportunity.
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Maxime Cressy defeats Isner in a three…