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John Isner moves on with second-round Newport victory

July 10, 2013 at 6:26 PM   |   Comments

NEWPORT, R.I., July 10 (UPI) -- John Isner, seeking his third straight Hall of Fame Tennis Championships title, moved into the third round Wednesday with a win over Adrian Mannarino.

The second-seeded American needed only 59 minutes to breeze past his French opponent 6-0, 7-6 (9-7), and will next face Croatia's Ivo Karlovic, who got past Canada's Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 Wednesday.

Meanwhile, fourth-seeded Australian Lleyton Hewitt, last year's Newport runner-up, advanced with a 6-2, 6-1 trouncing of India's Prakash Amritraj.

Hewitt goes on to face Czech qualifier Jan Hernych, who moved on with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 decision over American Jack Sock.

Also logging Day 3 victories were third-seeded Dutchman Igor Sijsling, Poland's Michal Przysiezny, and Americans Michael Russell and Alex Kuznetsov.

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