Andy Roddick warmed up for Wimbledon, and his first-round tie against Britain's Jamie Baker, with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Andreas Seppi to win the AEGON International title.
Roddick, who had accepted a wildcard entry to the tournament following his early exit at Queen's, was broken in the opening game of the final.
But the American was rarely troubled again by Seppi, last year's Eastbourne champion, as he cruised into a 4-1 lead before clinching the opening set.
Roddick broke Seppi twice in the second set to wrap up his 31st ATP title, and his first since winning in Memphis last year, in one hour and 12 minutes.
The victory means Roddick has now won an ATP title in each of the last 12 years.
He said: "I wanted to keep alive winning one tournament a year for 12 years. I know three or four people have done that. I need to remind myself of those numbers just to (remember) this is a what-did-you-do-last-week-type sport? So looking back on that, maybe I need to look at those a little bit more and realise that I've done this for a long time pretty well."
The title brought about a remarkable reversal in form, for Roddick has struggled for long periods this season.
He added: "I went from a six-match losing streak to all of a sudden winning a tournament. It is a 180-degree turnaround."