WINSTON-SALEM OPEN 2014
Isner Controls Destiny, Can Win Emirates Airline US Open Series Bonus Challenge
by ATP Staff|
Should the 29-year-old American win the ATP World Tour 250 title for a third time, he will finish atop the Emirates Airline US Open Series Bonus Challenge, leaping from No. 5 to No. 1.
Milos Raonic currently holds the top position following a successful three-week stretch in which he won the Citi Open title, reached the Rogers Cup quarter-finals and Western & Southern Open semi-finals.
By earning points at three stops of the five-tournament Emirates Airlines US Open Series, the Canadian also doubled his points total in the Bonus Challenge.
Emirates Airline US Open Series Bonus Challenge
|1||Milos Raonic (CAN)
|2||Roger Federer (SUI)
|3||Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
|4||David Ferrer (ESP)||95|
|5||John Isner (USA)
|T6||Julien Benneteau (FRA)
|Vasek Pospisil (CAN)||60|
|8||Andy Murray (GBR)||50|
Isner could also benefit from the same rule, introduced this year. While he currently has 85 points for winning the BB&T Atlanta Open title and reaching the Round of 16 in Cincinnati, he would collect another 70 for winning the Winston-Salem crown. Double that, and he’ll have 310 points to Raonic’s 280.
The Greensboro native finished second in the Emirates Airline US Open Series Bonus Challenge last year. He has a 10-0 record in Winston-Salem, winning the first two editions of the tournament in 2011-12.
The top three finishers in the Bonus Challenge will receive Bonus Prize Money up to $1 million based on their performance at the US Open.
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