Posted October 08, 2012 on AP on Fox

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 24: John Isner of the United States of America plays a forehand in his fourth round match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day seven of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 24, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Eighth-seeded John Isner reached the third round of the Shanghai Masters by beating Kevin Anderson of South Africa 7-6 (3), 6-7 (8), 7-6 (7) Tuesday. Neither player was able to break serve in the match, the first at the tournament to go to three tiebreakers. Isner saved three break points and Anderson saved four. Isner finished the match with 24 aces and Anderson had 21. ''The quality was good as far as serving goes,'' Isner said. ''But other than that I think we maybe both could have played better a little bit. ''I guess it was exciting from a fan standpoint. Anytime a match comes down to a third set tiebreaker, it's going to be exciting.'' In the first round, 14th-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan defeated Di Wu of China 6-2, 6-4. ''Obviously, it's not easy thing to play after winning the tournament,'' said Nishikori, who won the Tokyo Open last week. ''You want to rest. But I had a good day today.'' Also, 13th-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland beat Albert Ramos of Spain...
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