Print Edition - 2018-04-17  |  Sports Digest

Johnson outlasts Sandgren in final

LOS ANGELES

Apr 17, 2018-

Steve Johnson captured his second consecutive ATP US Clay Court Championship title on Sunday by outlasting fellow American Tennys Sandgren 7-6 (7/2), 2-6, 6-4. Sixth seed Johnson won his third career ATP title, taking two in a row on Houston clay after his first victory came in 2016 at Nottingham. Americ-an eighth seed Sandgren, who made a stunning run to the Australian Open quarter-finals in January, was playing in his first tour final. Johnson, ranked five spots ahead of Sandgren at 51, had never before faced the shock Aussie Open upstart, who ousted Stan Wawrinka and Dominic Thiem, two top-10 foes, at Melbourne in January. (AFP)

 

Published: 17-04-2018 08:58

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