AUCKLAND, New Zealand – American John Isner defeated Frenchman Arnaud Clement 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (2) Saturday to win the Heineken Open for his first ATP Tour singles title.

The 6-foot-9 Isner had 22 aces and only two double-faults. Isner got good news about his Australian Open draw. With the withdrawal of No. 15 seed Gilles Simon, Isner moved up as the 33rd highest-ranked player and will face Italian Andres Seppi in the first round.