Tommy Robredo Beats John Isner in Straight Sets at Valencia

Updated: 22 October 2014 10:48 IST

Tommy Robredo saved five break points to force a first-set tiebreaker, which he dominated and won after the American netted a forehand. In the second set, Robredo had no unforced errors and broke Isner before serving out the match at love.

Tommy Robredo Beats John Isner in Straight Sets at Valencia
File photo of Tommy Robredo. © AP

Tommy Robredo
File photo of Tommy Robredo.

© AP

Tommy Robredo advanced to the second round of the Valencia Open by beating fifth-seeded John Isner 7-6 (3), 6-3 on Tuesday.

Robredo saved five break points to force a first-set tiebreaker, which he dominated and won after the American netted a forehand. In the second set, Robredo had no unforced errors and broke Isner before serving out the match at love.

The Spaniard will next play Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan.

Also, fourth-seeded Feliciano Lopez moved past qualifier Norbert Gombos 6-4, 6-4 and will play Pablo Carreno Busta next.

Alexandr Dolgopolov of the Ukraine ousted eighth-seeded Gilles Simon 6-0, 6-3 with 10 aces, and broke the Frenchman five times.

Dolgopolov will now meet another Frenchman, Jeremy Chardy, after he brushed aside Tunisian qualifier Malek Jaziri 6-2, 6-1.

Fernando Verdasco outlasted Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Verdasco will play the winner of the match between top-seeded David Ferrer and Andreas Seppi.

Dusan Lajovic of Serbia also won his opener and will face either second-seeded Tomas Berdych or Pablo Andujar.



Topics : Tommy Robredo John Isner Tennis
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