While the event will have built Isner’s confidence ahead of the US Open his trip to NYC will be delayed by Hurricane Irene. The Winston-Salem Open takes place in North Carolina but is inland from the areas most acutely affected by Irene.
“It means a lot for sure to win. Any time you win a tournament at this level, it is a huge accomplishment. For me personally, it is great, to win here in virtually my hometown. I think this is perfect preparation for me heading up north.”
John will face Marcos Baghdatis in the opening round of the US Open.