Flushing Meadows, NY (Sports Network) - Top American John Isner was an easy opening-round winner Tuesday at the U.S. Open.
The 13th-seeded 6-foot-8 slugger dismantled helpless Italian Filippo Volandri, 6-0, 6-2, 6-3, in 1 hour, 16 minutes on the Grandstand court. The massive- serving Isner fired 16 aces on his way to the second round.
The surging Isner recently titled in Atlanta and was a hardcourt runner-up in Washington, D.C., and at an ATP Masters 1000 event in Cincinnati.
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