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AUG 2018
Isner Wins for the Fifth Time at Atlanta, Zeballos Stays Hot in Doubles
FILA sponsored tennis player John Isner continued his impressive 2018 campaign Sunday, defeating Ryan Harrison 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 to capture the BB&T Atlanta Open title. The win marks Isner’s fifth win in his last six attempts in Atlanta, and is his second consecutive win in the final over Harrison.

Isner used a dominant forehand all week to overcome the likes of Alex de Minaur, Mischa Zverev and Matthew Ebden en route to the final. “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,” said Isner of his remarkable history at the BB&T Atlanta Open.

Isner is in the midst of his career best season on the ATP World Tour, having secured his first Masters 1000 title earlier in the year at the Miami Open. Isner also made his career first Grand Slam semifinal, two weeks ago at Wimbledon.

FILA sponsored tennis player Horacio Zeballos and partner Julio Peralta continued their dominance on the ATP World Tour doubles ladder Sunday, defeating Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 6-1, 4-6, 10-1 at the German Open Tennis Championships, presented by Kampmann.

The win in Hamburg is Zeballo’s second in as many weeks (Båstad), and third overall in 2018. “It is amazing," said Zeballos. "I have been watching this tournament since I was a kid. It is a very important tournament and it is such an honor to win this. We are really, really happy."

Zeballos has now accumulated 10 career tour-level doubles championships, six of which have come with Peralta. Zeballos is currently ranked No. 31 in the men’s doubles ladder.
JUN 2018
FILA Tennis Players Cilic, Peers Secure Titles at Queen’s Club, Babos Back on Top in Birmingham
FILA sponsored athlete Marin Cilic secured his second ATP World Tour singles title of 2018 on Sunday afternoon in London, after defeating Novak Djokovic 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-3 at the Queen’s Club Championships. With his powerful serve and consistent play throughout the week, Cilic claimed the trophy at Queen's Club for the second time (first in 2012).

En route to the finals, Cilic secured victories against Fernando Verdasco, Gilles Muller, FILA sponsored athlete Sam Querrey, and Nick Kyrgios. The new World No. 5 dropped just two sets over the course of the week and saved a crucial championship point down 4-5 in the second set of the final.

"I was just trying to stay mentally in it. And definitely, it was an extremely tough match," Cilic said. "No breaks for me until that last [return] game. I definitely feel relieved that I won it and what a great week."

The win marks Cilic’s 18th career ATP World Tour singles title and improves his record to 27-9 in 2018.

Continuing the success at Queens Club, FILA athlete John Peers and partner Henri Kontinen defeated Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares 6-4, 6-3 to wrap up the doubles title, the 18th of Peers’ career. Peers moves up two spots to World No. 5 in the ATP World Tour doubles ladder.

On the women’s side, Timea Babos secured her second doubles title of the year, rallying from a set down with partner Kristina Mladenovic to defeat Demi Schuurs and Elise Mertens 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 at the Birmingham Classic.

The win is emblematic of Babos’ impressive career success in the doubles ladder and marks her 18th title overall. Babos will look to continue the momentum as she eyes World Doubles No. 1 ahead of Wimbledon.
Auguest 2018
Isner Wins for the Fifth Time at Atlanta, Zeballos Stays Hot in Doubles
FILA sponsored tennis player John Isner continued his impressive 2018 campaign Sunday, defeating Ryan Harrison 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 to capture the BB&T Atlanta Open title. The win marks Isner’s fifth win in his last six attempts in Atlanta, and is his second consecutive win in the final over Harrison.

Isner used a dominant forehand all week to overcome the likes of Alex de Minaur, Mischa Zverev and Matthew Ebden en route to the final. “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,” said Isner of his remarkable history at the BB&T Atlanta Open.

Isner is in the midst of his career best season on the ATP World Tour, having secured his first Masters 1000 title earlier in the year at the Miami Open. Isner also made his career first Grand Slam semifinal, two weeks ago at Wimbledon.

FILA sponsored tennis player Horacio Zeballos and partner Julio Peralta continued their dominance on the ATP World Tour doubles ladder Sunday, defeating Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 6-1, 4-6, 10-1 at the German Open Tennis Championships, presented by Kampmann.

The win in Hamburg is Zeballo’s second in as many weeks (Båstad), and third overall in 2018. “It is amazing," said Zeballos. "I have been watching this tournament since I was a kid. It is a very important tournament and it is such an honor to win this. We are really, really happy."

Zeballos has now accumulated 10 career tour-level doubles championships, six of which have come with Peralta. Zeballos is currently ranked No. 31 in the men’s doubles ladder.
June 2018
FILA Tennis Players Cilic, Peers Secure Titles at Queen’s Club, Babos Back on Top in Birmingham
FILA sponsored athlete Marin Cilic secured his second ATP World Tour singles title of 2018 on Sunday afternoon in London, after defeating Novak Djokovic 5-7, 7-6(4), 6-3 at the Queen’s Club Championships. With his powerful serve and consistent play throughout the week, Cilic claimed the trophy at Queen's Club for the second time (first in 2012).

En route to the finals, Cilic secured victories against Fernando Verdasco, Gilles Muller, FILA sponsored athlete Sam Querrey, and Nick Kyrgios. The new World No. 5 dropped just two sets over the course of the week and saved a crucial championship point down 4-5 in the second set of the final.

"I was just trying to stay mentally in it. And definitely, it was an extremely tough match," Cilic said. "No breaks for me until that last [return] game. I definitely feel relieved that I won it and what a great week."

The win marks Cilic’s 18th career ATP World Tour singles title and improves his record to 27-9 in 2018.

Continuing the success at Queens Club, FILA athlete John Peers and partner Henri Kontinen defeated Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares 6-4, 6-3 to wrap up the doubles title, the 18th of Peers’ career. Peers moves up two spots to World No. 5 in the ATP World Tour doubles ladder.

On the women’s side, Timea Babos secured her second doubles title of the year, rallying from a set down with partner Kristina Mladenovic to defeat Demi Schuurs and Elise Mertens 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 at the Birmingham Classic.

The win is emblematic of Babos’ impressive career success in the doubles ladder and marks her 18th title overall. Babos will look to continue the momentum as she eyes World Doubles No. 1 ahead of Wimbledon.