BRIEF: Isner advances in Olympic tennis tourney
Jul 30, 2012 (News & Record - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Greensboro native John Isner's first Olympic experience rolls on to the round of 16.
Isner, the top-ranked American player at No. 11 in the ATP world rankings, defeated Tunisia's Malek Jaziri 7-6 (1), 6-2 in the second round of the Olympic Games men's singles tournament today at Wimbledon.
Isner, who starred at Page and was an NCAA All-America player at Georgia, broke Jaziri's serve twice and needed just 30 minutes to win the decisive second set.
Isner moves on to the third round, where he will face Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic, who beat Germany's Philipp Petzschnerr 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in their second-round match.
The order of play and times of Wednesday's matches won't be set until Tuesday evening.
Against Jaziri, Isner won 80 percent of his first serves, with his hardest serve clocked at 138 mph. He hit 15 aces, compared to just five for Jaziri.
If Isner reaches the quarterfinals, he could face Switzerland's Roger Federer, the top-ranked player in the world.
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