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Nicolas Mahut wins Newport title

Updated: July 18, 2013, 8:51 AM ET
Associated Press

NEWPORT, R.I. -- Nicolas Mahut certainly knows a little something about being on court for a long time. Judging by his smile, it was a lot better feeling this time.

The 31-year old Frenchman captured the title at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Sunday, beating Lleyton Hewitt of Australia 5-7, 7-5, 6-3.

Mahut, a 2007 Newport finalist and a wild-card entrant this week, won his second career ATP title.

Mahut lost the longest match in tennis history three years ago, dropping ...

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