Isner falls in Valencia

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Valencia, Spain (Sports Network) - Towering American John Isner was a second-round upset victim Wednesday at the Valencia Open.

Rising Belgian David Goffin toppled the fifth-seeded 6-foot-9 Isner 7-6 (7-2), 4-6, 6-4. Isner lost despite uncorking 21 aces in the 2-hour, 12-minute affair.

The first round concluded on Day 4 when Luxembourg's Gilles Muller upset eighth-seeded Canadian slugger Milos Raonic 7-5, 7-6 (7-1) and reigning champion Marcel Granollers of Spain handled Czech qualifier Jan Hajek 7-5, 6-4 on the hardcourts at the City of the Arts and Sciences.

Granollers, who beat Argentine Juan Monaco in last year's Valencia finale and was the runner-up here in 2010, will meet 2006 runner-up Gilles Simon of France on Thursday.

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