John Isner through to pre-quarters of Washington Open

Eighth-seeded American Isner defeated Alex Kuznetsov 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/4) in the second round.

updated: August 01, 2013 17:46 IST
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Washington: John Isner, fresh off a seventh ATP title, fired 19 aces Wednesday to beat Alex Kuznetsov 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/4) at the ATP and WTA Washington Open.

Eighth-seeded American Isner, who won last week at Atlanta, advanced to the round of 16 at the $1.76 million hardcourt event before rain washed out most of the day's matches.

That included tournament openers for Argentine top seed Juan Martin Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion and a two-time Washington winner, and second seed Kei Nishikori, who received first-round byes.

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