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USC men's tennis legend Steve Johnson earned his second career ATP World Tour singles title at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston yesterday.

Johnson, who won 72 consecutive singles matches and back-to-back NCAA Singles Championships during his time at USC, fought through jet lag and exhaustion to defeat Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(5).

Over the last few weeks, Johnson has been racking up miles, playing in an ATP event in Miami and a Davis Cup match in Australia before returning stateside for the Men's Clay Court title.

En route to the championship, fourth-seeded Johnson knocked off German Dustin Brown and Spaniard Fernando Verdasco before facing off against his countryman -- and bronze-medal-winning doubles partner at the Rio Olympics -- Jack Sock. Johnson toppled No. 1 seed Sock in three sets to set up the showdown with Bellucci.

Johnson's title was the fifth for an American man this ATP season, the most the U.S. can claim since 2012. It's also the second of his career, after winning the Nottingham Open last June.

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