Isner loses at Hall of Fame tennis

July 8, 2008 at 6:36 PM

NEWPORT, R.I., July 8 (UPI) -- American John Isner was among Tuesday's opening-round losers at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.

The 6-foot-9 fifth-seeded Isner was beaten by fellow American Jesse Levine 6-3, 6-1.

Two other seeds advanced as No. 7 Canadian Frank Dancevic defeated American Taylor Dent 3-6, 7-5, 6-1, and No. 8 South African Kevin Anderson beat Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-3. Dent, the 2002 Newport champion, was appearing in his first ATP-level match since February 2006.

The top seeds in Newport are American Mardy Fish and defending champion Fabrice Santoro, who defeated Nicolas Mahut in last year's all-French finale.

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