MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 13: Matthew Ebden of Australia plays a forehand in his 2017 Australian Open Qualifying match against Evgeny Donskoy of Russia at Melbourne Park on January 13, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Australian Matthew Ebden's shock run to the final at the Hall of Fame Open in Newport was ended overnight by John Isner.

The top seeded American proved too strong for Ebden, winning 6-3, 7-6. Ebden is the lowest ranked player to reach an ATP final this year.

The 29-year-old reached the main draw of the tournament via the qualification event and won six straight match to reach the final.

The match was the journeyman's first ever ATP final and has seen his ranking jump to No.154 in the world.

Ebden admitted to mixed feelings after the loss.

“I’m not that tired to be honest. I definitely didn’t lose because of anything physical, which is great,” he said.

“It’s a lot of reward for a lot of hard work, a lot of years of sacrifice. It’s disappointing, but at the same time I have to be happy with my week.”

The win is Isner's third Hall of Fame Open title, after winning in 2011 and 2012.