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Top seeds dominate first-round play at Delray Beach Open

Feb. 19, 2014 at 12:27 AM   |   Comments

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Top seeds Tommy Haas and John Isner were both winners in first-round play at the Delray Beach Open in Florida Tuesday.

Top-seeded Haas of Germany waltzed past American qualifier Wayne Odesnik in 55 minutes by a score of 6-2, 6-1.

Isner, the No. 2 seed, had a rougher time with fellow American Michael Russell but prevailed 4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4. Russell won 17-of-19 first serves in the first set, but Isner won 15-of-16 first serves in the final set and also served five aces.

Other winners Tuesday included third-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan, who topped qualifier Gastao Elias 6-1, 5-7, 6-2. Fourth-seeded Kevin Anderson of South African downed American Tim Smyczek 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.

Fifth-seeded Rhyne Williams advanced when Alejandro Falla retired, and eight-seeded Australian veteran knocked off American Bradley Klahn 6-3, 6-1.

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