Malisse beats Isner in third-set tiebreaker in third-round match at Legg Mason Tennis ClassicBy AP
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Malisse beats Isner in 3rd round at Washington
WASHINGTON — John Isner became the second highly-seeded American to fall in two days, losing to Xavier Malisse, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (5) in the third round of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic on Thursday.
Also, third-seeded Fernando Verdasco defeated American Ryan Sweeting, 6-4, 7-5, and Tomas Berdych beat Andrey Golubev, 6-3, 5-7, 7-5. The matches followed a 4½-hour weather delay after storms hit the metro area in the afternoon.
Malisse overcame 18 aces by Isner and took advantage of a number of mistakes by his 6-foot-9 opponent, who had won each of his seven previous tiebreaks at this event.
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