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Two-time defending champ John Isner advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships by beating Adrian Mannarino of France 6-0, 7-6 (7) on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-9 Isner served 13 aces in the match that lasted just 59 minutes on Newport's grass courts.
It was a Wimbledon rematch for the pair. Isner retired in the third game of the previous match last month after injuring his left knee.
The No. 2 seeded Isner needed only 15 minutes to win the opening set, and served four aces in the second-set tiebreak. He closed it out when Mannarino hit a forehand wide off a 131 mph serve.
It was Isner's 12th consecutive win at Newport.
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The two-time defending champ is making another Newport run, advancing to the quarterfinal round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships by beating Adrian Mannarino of France 6-0, 7-6 (7) on Wednesday.
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Two-time defending champion John Isner won the battle of the tallest players on the ATP tour, defeating Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 7-6 (3), 7-6 (3) on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.
Isner won his 13th straight match on Newport's grass courts and raised his mark to 13-0 in tiebreakers during the streak.
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Below are snippets from their ESPN articles, which hits stands on July 12th.
What do you like about your body?
I’m a tall guy; I’m 6’10″. I’ve done a good job putting...